The Common App team has been monitoring the ongoing effects of the devastating winter storm that has impacted the southern region of the country, and we want to support any students, counselors, teachers, or recommenders affected by this event.

For those impacted by this or other 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'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.

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 Texas and in need of local assistance and services, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army of Texas, and Feeding Texas have resources on warming centers, food banks, and disaster assistance. Residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma can seek assistance with the local divisions of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

We hope this information is helpful to you. If we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.