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Colleges Respond During Corona Crisis

Colleges Respond During Corona Crisis

Here’s how colleges are responding to the COVID-19 Crisis. Forbes: “the virus is preventing campus visits and standardized testing and is causing educational disruption.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/brennanbarnard/2020/03/22/redesigning-college-admission-covid-19-access-and-equity/#7c5c48222ee6 AP Testing at Home: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams Changes to College Grading: https://www.aacrao.org/who-we-are/newsroom/article/2020/04/02/in-response-to-pandemic-higher-ed-institutions-move-to-online-instruction University Housing/Meal Plan Reimbursement: https://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/northern-arizona-university-offers-25-credit-for-university-housing-during-coronavirus/article_67fd74fc-a570-50be-bc5c-5fbb1a37f8c7.html COVID-19 Student Releif Fund (My Scholly Scholarship): https://myscholly.com/relief/ NCAA Athletic Eligibility Extended: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/division-i-council-extends-eligibility-student-athletes-impacted-covid-19 Take Action Scholarships: https://www.dosomething.org/us/collections/corona-virus-campaigns Check the websites of the…

Student Life During Corona

Student Life During Corona

These are unprecedented times. We must do things differently. Most schools are on lock down and are not in session. If this is the case with you, here are some things to consider doing during this time: Rest. Think. Check and clear your email. Follow up on late or missing assignments from teachers. Complete new…

An Interview with a College Assistant Admissions Director (Division I, NCAA University)

An Interview with a College Assistant Admissions Director (Division I, NCAA University)

Recently, I interviewed a college admissions director regarding the top things his admissions office looks for when deciding whether or not to admit students. His candid answers to my questions are captured below. Again, this is straight from the mouth of a Division I NCAA University Assistant Admissions Director. Question: What are the most important…

The Big 5 Step #4: Academics Rule

So, the first 3 steps of the Big 5™ involve you the student taking action by either volunteering, joining a club, or playing a sport. This next, by far, most important step in the Big 5™, is to be an excellent student. This includes studying hard, maintaining a high GPA, and doing well on the ACT…

The Big 5 Step #3: Join a school or community based club

In step 3 of the Big 5™ you join a school or community based club. Clubs are an excellent way to express your personal interests and do something you really love. By your freshman year in high school, if you have not already identified an interest, use this year to try multiple clubs until you…