Undergraduate students affected by the recent wildfires in California may qualify for an application extension and fee waiver at University of California and California State University campuses, school officials announced Wednesday.
UC President Janet Napolitano says this is one small way the university can offer support following deadly and destructive wildfires in Northern and Southern California.
"We know this is a tremendously difficult time for prospective students and their families who have been impacted by the devastating wildfires," Napolitano said in a statement.
For those who qualify, the original deadline of Nov. 30 will now be extended to Dec. 15.
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To apply applicants must create a UC account for admission to the fall 2019 class and email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Extension Request-Weather/Fire Event".
The application fee waiver will apply to up to four UC campuses.
For CSU, applicants can request deadline extension at email@example.com with the subject line "Extension Request – Fire Event."
CSU applicants affected by the fires can also waive the application fee for up to four campuses, officials said.
The university will also make allowances for students with longer-term impacts due to the wildfires.