Like other New Trier teachers, I have been talking with students over the last few weeks about their college essays and November 1 was a big deadline. With 2 to 3 million households without electricity on the East Coast, the entire process has been impacted. Here's the text of a recent email from Common Application:
October 31, 2011
The Common Application Board of Directors has asked all member colleges with imminent deadlines to be sensitive to the adverse conditions affecting schools and students in the northeast. The Common App system allows counselors and teachers to submit school forms at any time, regardless of deadline. Students and counselors with questions about application deadlines at individual institutions should contact those colleges directly.We wish a quick return to the normal fall routine for all affected colleagues and students.