4 Tips for Applying to College During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A lot has changed this year with COVID-19 and College Admissions is no exception. Good Housekeeping outlined 4 tips your students can use as they begin planning for College:

  1. Don’t sweat test scores: Many schools have gone test-optional or test-blind (meaning they won’t look at ACT or SAT scores even if submitted) this year. And when colleges say test scores don’t matter, they mean it.
  2. Attend virtual events: There are no in-person College fairs this year. Many colleges have pivoted to virtual events that offer an even better opportunity to learn about them. Those sessions let even shy attendees talk to current students, professors and counselors via a chat box.
  3. Cast a wide net: Students should apply to at least six schools — including safety schools, match schools and reach schools. That way, they can pivot if they don’t feel safe traveling far, their finances change or their dream school goes virtual.
  4. Don’t let the price scare them off: Once financial aid and scholarships are factored in as well as the likelihood of graduating within four to six years, a private school might end up being the cheapest option.

These tips were from an article in Good Housekeeping. Subscribe to Good Housekeeping here.