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U.Va. extends regular decision application deadline citing power outages due to snow

Charlottesville and Albemarle County are under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. Monday evening

<p>Some areas of Virginia have already <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/biggest-atlantic-snowstorm-years-kicks-first-week-2022-rcna10714"><u>seen</u></a> up to a foot of snow, with Dominion Energy <a href="https://outagemap.dominionenergy.com/external/default.html"><u>reporting</u></a> close to 250,000 customers without power as of Monday afternoon.&nbsp;</p>

Some areas of Virginia have already seen up to a foot of snow, with Dominion Energy reporting close to 250,000 customers without power as of Monday afternoon. 

University Admissions announced Monday that the regular decision deadline will be extended to Wednesday, Jan. 5 — applications were previously due Monday. 

Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts said that the decision to extend the deadline was because of power outages across Virginia due to the winter storm. As a result, the University altered its operations, canceling in-person J-Term courses scheduled to meet Monday and Tuesday. Instructors re-scheduled or moved classes online.

“We felt that offering until Wednesday would allow students to submit their application when their power returns,” Roberts said of the admissions deadline change. 

Most areas of eastern Virginia, including Charlottesville and Albemarle County, are under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. Monday evening. Some areas of Virginia have already seen up to a foot of snow, with Dominion Energy reporting close to 250,000 customers without power as of Monday afternoon. 

The University accepted 1,120 students out of 3,466 applicants in their early decision round in December, for a 32.2 percent acceptance rate. A record 3,466 applied to the Class of 2026, an 18 percent increase over the Class of 2025. 

Regular decision applicants will be notified of their admission status no later than April 1. 

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