Colleges postpone application deadlines

Superstorm Sandy is buying some high school seniors a few more days to finish their early-round college applications, with a number of selective colleges extending deadlines that were set to fall later this week, the Associated Press reports. Most students applying to college face deadlines in January or on a rolling cycle throughout the year, but many selective schools have “early decision,” ”early action,” or “priority” rounds whose Nov. 1 deadlines for applications and letters of recommendation fall on Thursday this year. With the storm threatening widespread power outages and other disruptions along the East Coast, the National Association for College Admission Counseling called on colleges to extend deadlines if appropriate, and a number of schools were announcing via blog post, e-mail, or Twitter their plans to do so…

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