UO extends application deadline for those in hurricane-affected areas

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Nov. 1, 2012) – The University of Oregon has extended the deadline for early notification of admission by one week for students in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The UO change – which is consistent with a request by the U.S. Secretary of Education for colleges and universities to extend their application deadlines – will allow students from Eastern states to apply as late as Nov. 8 and still receive a response from the university by Dec. 15. The normal application deadline for those wishing to receive an early response from the UO is Nov. 1.

The UO's Clark Honors College has the same, non-binding early notification deadline of Nov. 1, and is also extending its deadline to Nov. 8 for those affected by the hurricane.

"Based on the information we received from the Secretary of Education regarding the situation in hurricane-affected areas, it was our goal to be helpful to families during this difficult time," said Roger Thompson, the UO's vice president for enrollment management. "It's our hope that this flexibility will allow students and their families to focus on their immediate needs, and assure them that the University of Oregon will be ready to receive their applications when they are able to apply."

The early notification deadline triggers a commitment by the UO to notify early-applying students by Dec. 15 whether they are accepted for enrollment at the university. But the early deadline is non-binding – all applicants have until May 1 to make their final enrollment decisions.

The deadline for all admission applications to the UO is Jan. 15. Applications are processed on a rolling basis, so those who apply early – whether or not they meet the Nov. 1 deadline – will receive earlier responses from the university.

More information about the early notification deadline extension, including a list of states affected by Hurricane Sandy, is available at http://admissions.uoregon.edu/apply/extension.

About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.

MEDIA CONTACT:Joe Mosley, UO media relations, 541-346-3606, jmosley@uoregon.edu

SOURCE:Roger Thompson, UO vice president for enrollment management, 541-346-2542, rjt@uoregon.edu

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