High school seniors celebrate national decision day for college

The decision facing so many students has been complicated by coronavirus, as the fate of shuttered campuses looms in the wake of COVID-19.
2:21 | 05/01/20

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We move to the huge choice facing so many high school seniors this morning. It's national decision day. The day students decide where they'll go to college but this morning the question for many graduating seniors, will they start college next fall as concerns loom about whether campuses can open come September. Eva pilgrim has the latest. Reporter: Today is decision day. Students across the country expected to decide where they want to go to college. But this year the choice made more complicated by covid-19. The American council on education is warning schools that there could be a 15% decline in enrollment. It's going to be the smaller colleges that are going to get hit. They don't have the same levels as larger universities with a larger endowment has. Reporter: Steep budget cuts with every source of money now in doubt. Some schools already announcing plans to try to open this fall. Indiana's Purdue university, brown and North Carolina all working to bring students back on campus minus the large lectures and sporting events. We've definitely narrowed it down slowly but surely. Reporter: The decision this year complicated for fraternal twins, Jessica and Nicole Alexander both accepted to five ivy league schools now struggling to choose where to go. We don't get to step on campus and sort of use that first feeling when you get on campus and trust our gut. Reporter: Many students weighing if the big price tag for their dream school is worth it if they are taking classes online after covid-19 shuttered campuses. Kyra Kushner planning to go to Activities there have been a really big part of my decision to go there, like theater and if those weren't able to be realized in the fall, I think I'd defer my attendance till January. Reporter: Many schools loosening admission requirements especially with standardized test scores. You might see a little bit more flexibility. The schools may be more open to padding their wait list. Reporter: And because of all the uncertainty a lot of schools now extending that deadline giving students just a little bit more time to make that decision, Amy. All right, so many changes, Eva pilgrim, thank you.

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