23 Mar More COVID-19 updates
An awful lot has happened since my last post. Things are developing quickly but I’ve listed a few major updates below, and I’m hosting Zoom calls for parents and students. (Check the calendar for details and registration.)
- The April ACT and May SAT have been canceled.
- The College Board will offer a 45-minute version of AP exams that can be completed by students at home, schedule TBD.
- IB exams will not be held at all this year in any country but IB diplomas and course certificates will be granted; details will be announced by March 27.
- NACAC has posted updates from college admissions offices about their response to COVID-19, such as virtual admissions events. A similar list is posted here—thanks to Green Apple College Guidance & Education for making this available to IECA members and their clients.
- Grown and Flown is connecting current college students with prospective students who are considering their schools.
- A number of colleges, though not nearly all, are postponing their deposit deadlines from May 1 to June 1 and beyond.
- Some colleges have told faculty they should be prepared for the possibility of teaching the fall semester online.
In the news:
2020: The Year That Shredded the Admissions Calendar The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 15 (subscriber access only)
Here’s Why More Colleges Are Extending Deposit Deadlines — and Why Some Aren’t The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 18 (subscriber access only)
Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters The New York Times, March 19
Virus Crisis Slams College Admissions: Some Schools Extend Deadlines for Students to Accept Offers The Washington Post, March 20