Options for helping applicants impacted by the Coronavirus
We have been following the developing news around the spread of the Coronavirus and want to reaffirm our support for applicants, counselors and members impacted by this event. As a reminder, Common App maintains the following FAQ for applicants and counselors experiencing natural disasters and other disruptions.
For students, counselors, and recommenders impacted by these events, the Common App has set up a dedicated email support channel that we will track. You can contact our Solutions Center and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
We want to hear from you about how we can best support you through this time. Please use this email to ask your questions, offer your suggestions, or share your thoughts with us on how to navigate the college application process following these events. We will do our best to address your needs, help you complete and submit your application, or connect you with other resources that can help.
If you are concerned about missing deadlines as a result virus, we'd encourage you to reach out to the colleges you are applying to. They may be able to offer specific information about your situation. You can find their contact information in the college search section of our website. We also want to highlight a feature within the Common App that may be helpful to you at this moment:
- Fee Waivers: Our member colleges never want application fees to be a barrier for students, and that is especially true when facing unexpected loss. You can learn more about how to request a fee waiver here.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or need support.