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The deadline for submitting an application for the Virtual NSLI-Y Winter 2023 program is October 20, 2022, 4:00 PM Eastern Time.. The deadline for submitting the Confidential Recommendation is October 23, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. If you have already submitted or started an application, your application form will be listed in the "My Forms" section.

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