As Coronavirus continues to disrupt our lives and businesses, the futures of high school seniors who normally would be deciding on which school they will be attending as college freshmen are also hanging in the balance.
March and April are the two months of the year that the majority of college and university acceptance (and denial) letters are mailed out to students who have applied; this also includes financial aid packets that give students options for tuition payment.
Additionally, May 1st is typically decision day, the day students have to decide which alma mater they will be part of.
During this global stay-at-home pandemic era we are living, all of this is uncertain. There is a movement to push back the decision day to June 1.
These dates aren’t the only growing concerns. Admission exams have been shuffled and rescheduled on new digital platforms. The part-time and full-time jobs that college students depend on to pay tuition and their own living expenses are in serious jeopardy as our unemployment rate hit a scary low of 30% this week. The list continues to grow with problems concerning the future of college applicants.
This barely scratches the surface of the trickle-down effect of COVID-19 into the higher learning community. Read more about this serious situation and how it can possibly be resolved and reset here.