As the result of Hurricane Sandy, some Early Decision due dates have changed. Colleges are often flexible with their deadlines when storms are brewing. And that they are on the East Coast. Harvard, as an example, said in a press release that it is always flexible on such deadlines when major storms impact applicants. How flexible? Well, they didn’t specify. So, if you’re applying Early to Harvard, try and get your application in by November 5th. The Same goes for Claremont McKenna College since they didn’t specify a precise date either.
Boston University extended its Early Decision deadline to November 5th as did William & Mary, Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth. Brown extended its Early deadline to November 7th, while Duke extended its deadline to November 4th. The University of Chicago extended its deadline to November 9th. UVA? November 4th. Yale has extended its Single Choice Early Action due date to November 5th. Villanova? November 8th. The University of Pennsylvania? Their application deadline has been extended to November 6th. And Northwestern? November 7th.
We sure hope that you’re done with your Early application by now. Hurricane Sandy certainly shouldn’t impact you. But if it has, we hope that these extended dates alleviate your stress. If you really did wait for the last minute — against all of our advice — then use the days that you’ve gotten off school (due to the cancelations) to finish up those applications as the clock is ticking!