Transcript for The new normal: What to do about college during pandemic
We're back now with a college campus headlined Boston University among the first to announce its fall semester won't start until January 20/20 one. The college application scramble is already so stressful but right now students are facing even more uncertainty than ever before. So here's sort through the confusion is president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Jane phone Nash beekeeper being with this gene in first off what is the current state of college admissions for high school seniors right now. Lot of you probably know that coated epidemic struck at precisely the kind of high school seniors. Are making final decisions about enrollment for their studies for next year. The landscape is changing every day as evidenced by the announcement you made it the beginning of this piece. So is college admission counselors and admission officers. We are challenged every day to look at these changing landscape. And support students and propriety information to help them. Make these important life decision as to what rule what could happen if college campuses still aren't open come the fall. I think that's probably. One of the highest priority questions being addressed on college campuses right now because there are so many unknowns and until we have. More medical information and more guidance on large gatherings they are interest addressing issues like who we open on time. Will there be a delayed opening later in the fall. Will we postpone until the second quarter of the second semester she will we opened with a virtual campus has as many schools have great now. And in addition to those questions about opening the schools. The admissions offices in particular. Are faced with questions about recruitment of the class of 20/20 one inch. Will even be able to travel to will there be high school districts will there be college here so all of these questions are being. Addressed on a daily basis and schools are altering in serious as soon as they been able to make sound decisions. Said this is a huge topic of conversation around our dinner table because we have two high school juniors right now. Who are just starting to college application process so we are gonna go. On a few college campus visits and that's now off the table so what's the message for high school juniors right now who would normally be starting the application process. I would encourage juniors to be open minded to be flexible. To begin gathering information through virtual platforms. Choose stay on top of announcements concerning. Standardized testing has many colleges and universities are changing. Their use of standardized testing. At least for the fall of 20/20 as they look at the next senior class all right Gina phone Nash thank you so much we certainly appreciate all of that insight thank you. Thank you for having me.
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