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What does a November 1st deadline mean?

yoskisyoskis Registered User Posts: 483 Member
edited October 2013 in College Admissions
Ive been wondering this for a while, what does a 11/1 deadline mean, midnight on 10/31 or ,midnight on 11/1?
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Replies to: What does a November 1st deadline mean?

  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather Registered User Posts: 8,987 Senior Member
    Midnight on 11/2.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,381 Forum Champion
    up to 11:59PM on 11/1.
  • DGDzDadDGDzDad Registered User Posts: 502 Member
    Yes, but 11:59 pm in the time zone where the school is located or where the applicant is located?
  • uscgabounduscgabound Registered User Posts: 16 New Member

    That's a good question. It is 11:59 where you live. Or else, technically someone would have more or less time than you to finish his/her app.
  • Yankee1995Yankee1995 Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    I think it is has to be by midnight of the day in question where you live, right? Because if schools literally don't give a 24 hour grace period for time zones then something is really off. There must be something in their computer program at the college that says 11/1 but really gives another 24 hours because who really cares to revisit time zones????
  • SikorskySikorsky Registered User Posts: 5,851 Senior Member
    Oh, is it time to recycle this question already? It's been asked and answered a gazillion times on College Confidential.

    A November 1 deadline means that the college wants your materials submitted on or before November 1. So if you submit at 11:59 p.m. on November 1, you meet the deadline. But you should be aware, many colleges have so many last-minute submissions that applicants crash the servers at colleges or at the Common Application. Some students have technical difficulties on their own end. It's not prudent (or relaxing) to aim for 11:59 p.m. on the due date.

    Most colleges and universities, however, want applications, and most of them won't actually round-file your application if it's received at 12:05 a.m. on November 2. Or even at 9:00 a.m. on November 2.

    But some will. If I recall correctly, Stanford is very clear that they want your materials by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (because that's where Stanford is) on the day that they're due, and they don't take late submissions.
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