When Halloween nears each year, many high school seniors are racing to meet the first crucial date in the college-app calendar: the Nov. 1 early application deadline.
Add to that stress the onslaught of a massive storm that is clobbering the Eastern Seaboard as I write this, with widespread power outages expected all week.
On Monday, many colleges were telling students not to worry. Their message: Relax, ride out the storm, stay safe, and we’ll cut you some slack.
I have a story going online shortly that reports on the deadline extension movement. Read on for more detail on which colleges are offering a grace period.
Here’s what I gather on deadline extensions from a few local and national schools. I’ll try to update this when I get more.
Early action (meaning those programs in which a student is offered admission early but can still shop around):
University of Virginia: Sunday Nov. 4
Georgetown: Monday Nov. 5 for those in storm-affected areas
Harvard: Flexible, for those affected.
Yale: Nov. 5
Princeton: Flexible, for those affected
Stanford: Nov. 5, for those affected.
McDaniel: Nov. 9
Early decision (meaning that a student must commit to enrolling if offered admission):
Washington and Lee: Flexible on the deadline
Johns Hopkins: Flexible, but firm deadline to be set.
Cornell: Nov. 5
Brown: Nov. 7
Columbia: Nov. 5
William & Mary: Nov. 5
Duke: Nov. 4
Priority application deadline (meaning that the applicant can get priority in admission and in access to certain merit-aid scholarships):
U-Md. College Park: Flexible, but firm deadline to be set.