With the College Board unable to make good on its promise to send recent SAT scores and the ACT having scoring issues that held up prompt delivery of recent test scores, applicants and their parents have no recourse but to hope that the colleges and universities will consider the scores once they come limping in sometime after the November 1 deadline.
Several educational organizations have come out with appeals to the schools for flexibility. They are asking the same for students in Texas who have been affected by flooding. There certainly are precedents for extensions of deadlines: first, when the new Common App was experiencing so many problems that many schools gave applicants an extra week to submit their applications, and second, when victims of Superstorm Sandy were without homes, computers and power.
Now would be a good time for schools to show that they care not only about their school population but also for those who anxiously want to become members of these communities. See NACAC’s post about it for more information: