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A Special Message to Students and Schools Affected by the Wildfires in California

The Harvard community is deeply saddened to witness the devastation caused by the wildfires throughout California. 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]

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.