As the storm of the century (or so they tell us) advances toward the Northeast, students (and their parents) are concerned about submitting college applications prior to the November 1 Early Action Deadline.

Common App, as per their post on Facebook, advises as follows:

We're watching the brewing Frankenstorm along with everyone else. When unexpected events have upended major deadlines in the past, colleges have responded graciously. As we head toward November 1, we've asked our members to consider how they might respond again should they need to. Hopefully, they won't need to.

Obviously, if your applications are accurate, complete, checked, re-checked and absolutely ready to go, by all means, submit those apps that have a November 1 deadline. [Remember, as well, to send your ACT and/or SAT scores to the colleges you are applying to.]

Also, check the websites of the particular colleges you are applying to vis-a-vis deadline extensions and related matters.

If your applications are not ready, not to worry. In the event of storm-related impacts (such as power outages), most colleges will be lenient with Early Action Deadlines. Their systems, too, may well be compromised.

Then, too, there's always Regular Decision. Missing the Early Action Deadline is not the end of the world, and, as concerns the storm heading our way, every other student on the east coast planning to submit college applications is in the same boat.

Stay dry. Stay alert. Stay safe. And keep working on those college applications!

Plan. Prepare. Prevail!

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of The College Whisperer.

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