Horrified, I have watched the scenes and read the news from Japan. As a longtime resident of Los Angeles who has experienced several serious earthquakes, but nothing approaching the devastation of Friday’s quake and tsunami, I feel for the suffering, courageous people of Japan. I invite you to join my husband and me in contributing to relief efforts.
I thought of another small way I could possibly help through this blog. I have asked several top MBA programs with deadlines this week and next if they are making accommodations for Japanese applicants who might miss upcoming deadlines. Here are the responses I have received so far. I will add as I receive additional responses.
NYU Stern — March 15 deadline
“As a school with long-standing ties to Japan through our alumni, students, faculty exchanges and our Stern U.S.- Japan Center, we are especially saddened by the devastation and loss of life from the earthquake.
“We always accept Full-time MBA applications beyond our March 15th deadline through June 1 on a space available basis and would certainly welcome any Japanese applications after March 15th.”
UC Berkeley Haas — March 16 deadline
“We did reach out to all of our applicants [in Japan] letting them know they can contact us with any questions and concerns … we will make allowances on a case-by-case basis.”
Yale SOM –March 17 deadline
“Yes, we are granting a one-week extension for all Round 3 candidates who are in Japan (whether Japanese citizens or otherwise).”
Cornell Johnson — March 22 deadline
“We are extending the Round Four deadline to April 15 and Japanese candidates will still be eligible for scholarship if applying by that date.”