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Emergency admissions policy to help hurricane-affected students

Published on September 1, 2005

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, announced today an emergency admissions policy to assist students who were enrolled at colleges and universities affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The policy offers qualified students a chance to attend the U of M as early as this fall if they apply by the end of the day Friday, September 2. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 6.

"Hurricane Katrina was a disaster with far-reaching impact on the lives of many people," says Wayne Sigler, director of admissions. "We have been contacted by students from Minnesota and elsewhere who were to start college classes in the region affected by the hurricane. We want to do what we can to minimize the impact of this disaster on the region's college students."

The University has already admitted a law school student who plans on starting classes next week.

The policy for hurricane-affected students includes: