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Information Regarding Natural Disasters and Other Disruptions

We extend our sympathy to students, families, counselors, and schools who are faced with natural disasters.

Our member colleges strive to be as supportive and flexible as possible with respect to their application deadlines, fees, and other requirements. We will work to support our member colleges as they work to support you.

For those impacted by any natural disaster, the Common App has set up a dedicated email support channel that we will track 24/7. You can reach this dedicated support team by emailing

Understanding that information can change quickly, we recommend that you contact your colleges directly with any questions regarding deadlines and requirements or that you review details on their websites for the most accurate, current information regarding deadline extensions or other requirement waivers. You can find their contact information in the college search section of our website.

Two features within the Common App that may be helpful to you at this moment:

  • Fee Waivers: our member colleges never want application fees to be a barrier for students, and that is especially true when facing unexpected loss.
  • Test Scores: if you are having difficulty sending official test scores to any of your colleges, remember that you can always self-report these scores as an easy way of communicating unofficial scores.

Please reach out to us at if you have any questions or need support.

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