Coronavirus and College Admission

Information and resources for college counseling and admission professionals, students, and families adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Era

Special Issue of the Journal

The Fall 2020 issue of The Journal of College Admission focuses on College Admission Counseling in the COVID-19 Era, with articles that consider where we've been, how we're adapting, and where we may be headed.

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Resources & Updates

NACAC Announces All Fall Programming to Go Virtual

NACAC CEO Angel B. Pérez announced the plans for a NACAC Virtual Conference and NACAC Virtual College Fairs in a video message to members.

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NACAC Update: COVID-19

This web page provides updates on how the coronavirus crisis is impacting NACAC members, the college counseling and admission field, students, and families.

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NACAC Work-From-Home Resources

This collection of NACAC resources are ready-to-use and helpful to high school students, parents, counselors, and admission professionals who are continuing to proceed through the college admission process even while away from school or office.

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NACAC Insights

52 percent of colleges have extended their usual May 1 deadline for students to accept an offer of admission for Fall 2020. Among the 605 responding colleges that have traditionally operated with the May 1 national reply date, the 52 percent that are extending the date are most often choosing June 1.

Twitter Chats: #NACACchat

Financial Aid in the Age of COVID-19

April 30 at 2 p.m. ET

Advising High School Juniors During COVID-19

May 19 at 2 p.m. ET

Free Webinars

Free Webinars

Dozens of free webinars are available, with many on topics related to adjusting to coronavirus-related changes. Each is recorded and available afterwards to registered participants.

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Two Tools to Track the Status of College Admission

Two Tools to Track the Status of College Admission

NACAC developed two tools to track the status of college admission at the start of the coronavirus crisis. The first tool, NACAC's College Admission Status Update 2.0, compiled in one place campus changes to college admission due to the coronavirus outbreak. The second tool, NACAC's Secondary Schools College Admission Services Update, provided information on the challenges of providing high school students with guidance at a time when many schools are closed or disrupted.

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Virus Response Resource Directory

Virus Response Resource Directory

As we all improvise to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances, we collectively realize: We are all in need of a few good ideas and strategies! Use our new directory to share resources, models, samples, and other materials that you have developed for your offices, your students/families, or for your schools/institutions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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NACAC President: "A Time to Double Down on Students"

NACAC President: "A Time to Double Down on Students"

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, NACAC President Jayne Caflin Fonash encourages college admission counselors and professionals to double down on one objective above all others: to help students and families navigate this continuously shifting terrain and make decisions about enrollment for this coming fall, and the years immediately ahead.

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