Frankenstorm and Nov. 1 Application Deadline

With the mother of all storms bearing down on the Northeast, many high schools are closed and today seniors are taking the opportunity to finish Early Action and Early Decision applications which are due in a few short days.  Just like the government officials who are warning homeowners to be prepared, you too want to take into consideration your application deadline and losing power for several days…

If you have yet to submit your application for the November 1st deadline take the time now to:

  • Back up all you essays on to a hard disc and/or thumb drive. If you lose power, you will be prepared to can take your work to a nearby location that has power such as  a library, school or friend’s house.
  • Print a hard copy of your common app essays and all application supplemental questions. If you lose power, you can work on them with pen and paper
  • If you still have power, send an email to the college admissions offices that you  intend to submit you application in time for the Nov 1 deadline, however, you are concerned that the approaching storm may cause power outages and your submission may be delayed.  Many admission offices will be understanding if your application is a day late due to complications caused by the hurricane.
  • Check out this link for more than 20 colleges who have already determined deadline extensions.

In October 2011 many homes were without power for 7 days and more. Life gets uncomfortable during natural disasters, don’t let your college applications fall victim to “Frankenstorm 2012″.

Good luck and stay safe everyone!