Deadline Flexibility for Areas Affected by Recent Natural Disasters

We understand that students affected by the severe hurricanes and wildfires this fall may have challenges in completing their applications on time; they are invited to email us at if their application will be arriving late.

If recent natural disasters have impacted your ability to submit your Common Application or Coalition Application by our application deadlines, please email our office to let us know that your application will be late. Additionally, we will accept supporting documentation from your school after the deadline without the need for counselors or teachers to request an extension.  

Given the disruption that communities continue to face in the aftermath of these events, we hope this flexibility helps to relieve some of the stress and anxiety students, families and educators might be feeling. 

Please do feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about the first-year application process at if we can be of further assistance. We want to assure you that we are committed to working with students who wish to apply to Columbia.