Many high schools across the nation closed early this year to slow the spread of COVID-19 and have adjusted their plans for reopening in the fall and for the 2020-21 academic year. Online learning and social distancing are the “new normal” for many students. Whether you are just beginning to think about college admissions or you’re in the process of choosing a college to attend, your college planning doesn’t need to fall off track. Read the articles below to help you weather the changes and keep up with your college planning.
Students applying to college have a new stressor this year: the uncertainty surrounding college admissions testing. If you plan to take the SAT, PSAT, or ACT, you may have already experienced a test cancellation or postponement and are scrambling to register for another date. We’ve put together the most recent information about college admissions testing, including new test dates, registration deadlines, and other developments, to help you plan for the fall.
What will your freshman year of college be like? The future is still uncertain. But one thing is for sure: whether you are distance learning from home, attending college classes on campus, or some combination of the two, it's likely that you will be on a tight budget. You may also be wondering how COVID-19 may affect your ability to afford college. Read the articles below to learn about money-saving tips as well as benefits you may be eligible for that may impact your student loans and financial aid.