Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on College Admissions

How is the Coronavirus impacting college admissions and higher education? Here are some tips from Firat Education in light of Inside HigherEd‘s article:

If you’re a high school senior:

If you’re a high school junior or younger:

Most importantly, keep in mind that this is a global pandemic 

This is not your typical local natural disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane where the college admissions had to make special considerations limited to a certain geography from which their students apply;

This is not a national catastrophe that changed our landscape after 9/11 so much so that college admissions had to rethink their international student recruitment from the Middle East or predominantly Muslim countries;

While this is not as grandiose as the Black Plague that caused the lives of hundreds of millions in the 1300s, 7.7 billion people are all impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Your college admissions counselors, directors, deans of admissions, chancellors, presidents, and board members all go through what you are going through. While they’re not necessarily going to make admissions any easier, they will give you a break in certain taboos that have driven this process for so long. They will do so, because these are the times the human race must stick with each other, trust each other, and ensure each other’s safety.

And just like the Ying-Yang theory, every disaster is an opportunity. Therefore you have a task, too. Ask yourself: what can I do as a college-bound student to help myself, my family, my friends, and humanity in this crisis? What should be my priorities? What can I do to improve? Your answers could just provide the mental focus you need to stay in the game.

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