U.Va. extends early action
University Admissions announced Monday it has extended the deadline for early action from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4 because of Hurricane Sandy. Dean of Admissions Gregory Roberts said the extension is the most beneficial option for early applicants to the University.
“We tried to be as flexible as possible,” Roberts said. “People are dealing with far more serious things than admissions, like power outages and family issues … We wanted to be as helpful as possible.”
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a press release Wednesday asked universities nationwide to extend any November application deadlines.
“We encourage … institutions to be as flexible as possible in the coming weeks to accommodate students whose lives were disrupted by Hurricane Sandy,” Duncan said.
The extension should not cause any problems for the University admissions staff, Roberts said. “We won’t start reading applications until next week anyway, so it won’t affect the quality or review in any way,” he said.