Coronavirus College Resources For Families

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:



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

Understanding the new Common App COVID question

My ACT keeps getting canceled – What am I supposed to do?

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

What does test optional really mean?

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



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.



NACAC College admission status updates

Listing of virtual admissions events



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:



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

Jeff Schiffman blog (director of admissions at Tulane)