The Common App team wants to ensure that students, counselors, teachers, recommenders, and colleges affected by natural disasters have the support they need as they navigate difficult circumstances so they do not become a burden on the college application process.

For those impacted by natural disasters, Common App has set up a dedicated email support channel that will be monitored 24/7. You can reach us at to ask questions, offer suggestions, and share thoughts on how we can support you and help you navigate the college application process during this crisis. 

If you are concerned about missing deadlines, we encourage you to reach out to the colleges you are applying to directly. They may be able to offer specific information that may help with your unique circumstances. You can find their contact information in the college search section of our website.

Common App's member colleges never want application fees to pose a barrier to students submitting their applications, especially during a period of unexpected loss. Learn more about how to request a fee waiver.

If you and your family are residents of one of the impacted areas and need assistance or services, the American Red Cross may be able to help.

We hope this information is useful to you. If we can help in any way to ensure these events do not present a barrier to completing the application process successfully, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.