OUR RESOURCES
Weekly Wiser Wisdom: Attend a Webinar or Facebook Live Event
There’s a lot happening right now, and a lot of swirling questions about what this all means. We got you covered. Every week, we’ll be sharing free resources. One webinar a week. Two Facebook AMA (Ask Me Anything) a week. All to help you navigate the pressing questions and the rapidly changing admissions landscape. And, we’ll continue to remind you of all that isn’t changing and what you can control.

Check out our full lineup here.

Academic Support and Online Diagnostic Testing
Our expert tutors and counselors are available virtually to meet your students where they are (both literally and figuratively) via Zoom and Skype to provide interactive, online learning opportunities for students:

  • Enrichment: curriculum content, keeping material fresh, and advancing studies
  • Foundational study and learning skills: reading comprehension, writing skills, and organizational help
  • SAT and ACT prep: continuing prep for summer exams to keep skills sharps and encourage a comprehensive understanding of the material 
  • Online Diagnostics: scheduled, proctored SAT and ACT practice tests, administered via Zoom
  • Counseling Consultations: help with specific questions on the college application process, charged in one-hour increments 

If you're ready to get started, or interested in learning more, you can reach us here or by calling 888-648-9473. 

OTHER RESOURCES

Admissions

Policy updates.
Most colleges are communicating COVID-related changes to admissions policies on their websites, generally on a dedicated webpage. Do a google search for “college name” and “COVID” or “coronavirus” to find changes to their testing policies, application requirements, deadlines and more. 

NACAC’s annual College Openings Update
College plans in flux? This resource lists postsecondary institutions that are still accepting applications for the upcoming fall term, for prospective freshmen and/or transfer students.

Financial Aid

Check out this article from Forbes for tips on how to ask for more financial aid due to COVD-19.

This free website explains financial aid appeal process and provides templates and tools get you started. 

Virtual visits

College Connect is a free platform that pairs high school students with current college students who are ready to answer questions about their school.

Youniversitytv.com features in-depth campus tours, and college segments often also layer in short interviews with current students and faculty. 

Induck.co (and, yes, it’s “.co”, not “.com”) provides interview-based student perspectives on different aspects of schools, from academics to social life. Currently offering a free trial due to COVID.

TESTING

Two pieces of advice as entrance exams change and reschedule: 1) register early for future test dates before seats fill up, and 2) students should keep working on their skills, so they don’t get rusty. Spending time and effort now could mean they don’t have to take these tests as late as October and November of their senior year. While more and more colleges are announcing test optional policies for this cycle, we’re recommending that students still sit for and complete testing if possible. Test optional does not equal test blind, and sitting for the test can provide you with more options.

Online Learning

  • Free educational resources for distance learning: here. 
  • Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings: here.
  • U Michigan, Academic Innovation’s tips for online learning & productivity: here.  
News: Colleges Move Summer Classes Online and Some Consider Fee Reductions (Inside Higher Ed)

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