Is your college or university offering flexibility to students impacted by recent natural disasters? Let us know!
NACAC is creating a digital resource to assist counselors working with US students affected by hurricanes and wildfires, as well as international students impacted by earthquakes and floods. Colleges and universities are asked to add their information to the database by completing a short survey.
“Students in the affected areas who had been planning to apply to college this season have encountered serious difficulties,” noted NACAC President David Burge. “…Many found themselves homeless, without internet access, academic transcripts and records, counselor recommendations, and more.”
Respondents to NACAC’s survey are asked to provide a link to the page on their institution’s website that outlines what flexibilities the college can offer domestic and international students who have been impacted by weather or fire events. Examples of assistance may include application deadline extensions, exceptions to the submission of traditional documents, waived fees, or assistance with financial aid.
The goal of the project is to make it easier for counselors and others to help students in affected communities make plans for higher education.
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