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2017 Hurricane Accommodations

For applicants and educators in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean affected by this fall’s hurricanes

We have been thinking of you through these extremely trying months and extend our sympathy to families who have experienced distress and/or loss. 

Early Decision Deadlines

We understand that those of you planning to apply Early Decision may face unexpected challenges to meeting the November 1st deadline. While we hope you will be able to submit your portion of the Common Application or Coalition Application by November 1, it is less crucial that supporting documents from your teachers and counselors (recommendations, transcripts, etc.) arrive by that deadline.

Regardless of whether circumstances affect the submission of your portion or that of your supporting documents, please ensure that all parts of your application are submitted no later than November 10, 2017.

Standardized Testing Delays

Early Decision applicants who intended to take the October SAT but were unable to do so because of hurricane-related circumstances should note the following:

If you have already submitted part of your Early Decision application but wish to change your status to a Regular Decision candidate, please email

Finally, if the application fee will pose a financial hardship for your family, you may request an application fee waiver.

We wish your communities swift recoveries.

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