NACAC Urges Support and Flexibility for Students and Schools Affected by September Hurricanes

NACAC urges continued support for colleagues, students, and others in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and other areas who were affected by the catastrophic rains and dangerous floodwaters caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Maria was the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month. Earlier in September, flooding and damage from Harvey forced thousands of Texans and Floridians from their homes, and the regions’ full recovery may take years.

NACAC encourages US colleges, universities, and others involved in the college admission process to show flexibility to students whose communities have been affected by the storms. Please be mindful that students in storm-affected areas may now need extra time, support, and counseling as they apply to colleges.

Schools and colleges caught in the storms’ path may also need support as they begin recovery efforts.

Looking for ways to help? Consider donating to the Red Cross today. And please be aware that the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC) has created a Hurricane Harvey Relief fund. All funds collected until the end of September will be donated to the high schools and colleges affected by Harvey.

We will update the NACAC website with information from recovery efforts in areas affected by this month's hurricanes as information is available. 

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