What the Coronavirus Means for College Admissions and Your Application Process
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- emphasizing virtual tours and other online content as well as extending admissions deadlines http://www.ecampustours.com/
- extending the deadline to accept offers of admission and housing deposits; crowdsourced list of colleges that have changed deposit deadlines from May 1 to June 1 due to the coronavirus scare. (CHECK with your own institution for fact checking)
- should reach out to colleges to learn specifically what their school is doing to accommodate applicants
- should be checking a college's website, its application portal and their own email; if a student doesn't see activity, he or she can try calling the college.
- actions matter because many colleges also consider demonstrated interest to be important in determining how likely a student is to enroll if admitted
- Common App maintains an FAQ page for students affected by "natural disasters and other disruptions."
- search the college website to look at other important aspects:
- such as course offerings in their major of interest
- familiarize themselves with faculty members
- opportunities available through career service offices
- explore college social media accounts and admissions forums such as com: https://www.reddit.com/r/ApplyingToCollege/ https://www.reddit.com/r/chanceme/
- continue to study and work towards your grades; Kaplan is offering FREE Live AP Prep – Question Review and Q&A AP World History, AP US History, AP Biology Exams as well as SAT and ACT resources https://www.youtube.com/user/KaplanSATACT/videos
- check out Sophia.org offering free college readiness resources that include ACT test prep; College Prep Pathways in algebra, statistics and biology; Next Generation Science Standards resources; as well as College Success Skills to help students navigate the college experience - until July 31.
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