The already complicated college process just became more challenging for families in the wake of COVID-19.

Campus visits are cancelled, ACT test dates are postponed and more changes every day. How does a family conduct a search and choose a college in this new environment?

College Inside Track is here to help and below is a list of resources that we will continue to add to as the outbreak evolves:

 

COLLEGE INSIDE TRACK EXPERT TIPS:

5 ways to evaluate a college in the COVID-19 world

3 tips to engage your teen while they are stuck at home with you

What does test optional really mean?

Should high school seniors enroll in college this fall?

Federal student loan payments suspended through Sept. 30

3 ways to help your college student transition home from a campus closure

 

TESTING:

AP test updates

AP online classes and review sessions

Colleges accepting 2020 AP credits

ACT and SAT Tests canceled because of Coronavirus? What to do now, from Arborbridge

IB test updates

  • Schools: No May exams; IB Diplomas and Certificates awarded as a function of prior work.

 

TOURS & DEPOSIT DATES:

NACAC College admission status updates

Colleges that have changed their deposit deadline to June 1, 2020 or later

Listing of virtual admissions events

 

VIRTUAL TOURS:

You can easily access the virtual tours by using the following Google search terms:

  • (college name) admissions virtual tour

For example: Using “Grinnell College admissions virtual tour” in the Google search bar brought us to Grinnell’s page, currently updated with campus visit hiatus information and their virtual tour (also available on YouVisit).

Recommended virtual tour sites:

 

HELPFUL PERSPECTIVES

Cozy Wittman (schedule a free hour with the college guru)

Jeff Schiffman blog (director of admissions at Tulane)

How to pick a college during a global pandemic

 

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