NORMAN — Prospective University of Oklahoma students have a few extra weeks to submit their applications after superstorm Sandy crippled much of the Eastern Seaboard.
Matt Hamilton, OU's registrar and vice president for enrollment and student financial services, said the university will push its enrollment deadline back to Nov. 30 to accommodate applicants from areas affected by the storm. The university's deadline originally had been set for Thursday.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has urged colleges and universities with November application deadlines to adjust their application periods to allow students in affected areas to apply.
“Many colleges and universities have recognized the unanticipated difficulties that students are facing in completing their college applications, and some institutions have already extended their deadlines,” Duncan said in a statement. “We encourage other institutions to consider being as flexible as possible in the coming weeks to accommodate students whose lives were disrupted by Hurricane Sandy.”