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How do I ask for an extension on a college application deadline?

I'm dealing with some personal issues and I'm worried I won't be able to finish my college applications on time. Has anyone ever asked for an extension on a college application deadline? If so, what's the best way to approach the situation? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with personal issues right now. It's completely understandable that this might make it difficult for you to finish your college applications on time. Asking for an extension is possible, but it's important to approach the situation carefully.

Firstly, you'll want to reach out to the admissions office of the college you're applying to. Explain your situation in a clear and concise manner, without going into too many personal details. Be honest about the challenges you're facing and how an extension would help you submit a more accurate representation of your capabilities as a student.

Make sure to be polite and respectful in your communication. Keep in mind that they may not grant an extension, as it is at their discretion. However, being genuine and demonstrating your commitment to the application process can make a difference.

My child faced a similar situation, and they were granted an extension by one of the colleges they applied to. It's worth a shot, but also make sure to have a backup plan in case the extension is not granted. Good luck!

10 months ago

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