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