Carthage will allow the admitted students to pay the normal rate to their home institutions in Puerto Rico. Only room and board will be charged if a student chooses to live in campus housing.

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Carthage offers temporary admission to Puerto Rico evacuees

  • Snow surrounds the Carthage sign at the Leonard Entryway.
    Snow surrounds the Carthage sign at the Leonard Entryway.
    Samantha Payton ’18
January 17, 2018

Students displaced by Hurricane Maria are invited to apply for temporary admission to Carthage while Puerto Rico rebuilds from the massive September storm.

The initiative is designed to help students who evacuated to the Midwest and want to continue their studies for the spring 2018 semester. This special admissions status acknowledges these students’ desire to return to their original institutions on the island once repairs are completed.

Rather than collecting tuition, Carthage will allow the admitted students to pay the normal rate to their home institutions in Puerto Rico. Only room and board will be charged if a student chooses to live in campus housing.

“Besides helping students whose educational journeys were disrupted, Carthage aims to support the universities affected by last fall’s devastating hurricane,” said Ashley Hanson, associate vice president of admissions. “Even those institutions that reopened are dealing with huge losses, and through this initiative we hope to do our small part to help.”

Applications will be accepted until the beginning of the spring term Feb. 7, and they will be reviewed individually using Carthage’s standard admissions criteria. For more information, contact Ashley Hanson at ashley@carthage.edu or 262-551-5759.