Just in from the president of Brown University. Will this be a widespread opinion/practice? It remains to be seen. Christina Paxson writes:
College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.
It won’t be easy, but there’s a path to get students back on track. Higher education will crumble without it.
Rather than send separate emails out to everyone who has asked me for a list of resources for parents, students, teachers and college counselors regarding changes in college admissions policies, dates, tours and applications — all things college — I am going to post the links I’ve found most useful here with a description of what each link offers and what’s good about it.
First off, the go-to for changes in college admissions is NACAC, specifically the area that is providing updates on colleges.
We need to crowdsource information and research — for college admissions — as well as for the virus itself.
Questions Students are Seeking on Postsecondary Institutions Websites:
Are you willing to change test requirements/recommendations for juniors or seniors given test date cancellations?, Will you honor admission offers for international students without knowledge of current travel restrictions?, Other: Is May 1st still going to be the deadline?
Below is a spreadsheet of activities 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students can get involved in during this interim period of distance learning. These are great and important!!
Here is a post from InsideHigherEd outlining the whole spectrum of college possibilities for the fall: https://insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/learning-innovation/15-fall-scenarios
Here is an article in The New York Times on how parents can help support their college students’ experience with online learning:
Here are COVID updates from the College Board regarding SAT dates and options as well as AP tests: https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates
Here’s a Twitter roundup of what (certain) colleges are saying about a pandemic’d fall: