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A Special Message to Recent Natural Disaster Victims

The Harvard community is deeply saddened to witness the devastation caused by recent hurricanes, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico. In order to support you through this difficult period, our Office is prepared to offer the following assistance:

  1. If you need an extension for our January 1st Regular Decision application deadline, you should request it in writing to [email protected].
  2. Secondary school teachers and counselors will be granted extensions for their recommendations, transcripts, and other materials. Please forward your request in writing to [email protected].
  3. Consistent with our normal policy, you will be given a waiver of the application fee if it poses a financial hardship. Please send your request to [email protected].
  4. Also in accord with our standard practice, November tests may be used for Early Action applicants. You will not need to “rush report” them in time for our deliberations.

 If you have any questions, or if we can be helpful in any other way, please do not hesitate to contact us at our main telephone number 617-495-1551.