This letter accompanies a college application that has been sent after a strict deadline has passed.
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
04 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
Enclosed you will find my application materials for admission to the <school name> Graduate program in <field of study> for the <year> <semester> semester. I am aware that I have sent my application materials after the stated deadline of <deadline>, but this delay was unavoidable. I have endeavored to get these materials to you as quickly as possible.
I do not wish for my chances at admission to <school name> to be damaged by this circumstance. If there is any way to process my application despite its late arrival date, please do so. I will gladly pay any additional fees necessary. Please contact me at <phone number> if there are any problems or questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
encl: <List of enclosed items goes here>