Mass. Colleges Extend Early Decision Deadline

Friday, November 4, 2011

Several Massachusetts colleges and universities are among dozens nationwide that extended their early decision deadlines because of the October snowstorm in the Northeast.

Widespread power outages made it impossible for students to email their applications by the Tuesday deadline.

Wellesley College dean of admissions Jennifer Desjarlais says she started getting calls from stressed high school students Monday concerned they couldn’t meet the deadline. Wellesley extended it week, and will extend it further for some if necessary.

Assumption College in Worcester also extended its early action deadline. Evan Lipp, vice president for enrollment, says the school was sensitive to the plight of students because the campus was without power for two days.

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