Collegewise March Madness: Attend a Webinar or Facebook Live Event
It’s our Collegewise March Madness. Less basketball, and really no betting, but lots o’ live content coming your way.
We get it. There’s a lot happening right now, and a lot of swirling questions about what this all means. We got you covered. For the next three weeks, we’ll be sharing free resources every day (well, except Saturdays and Sundays – we need some rest too!). One webinar a day. One Facebook AMA (Ask Me Anything) a day. 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:
- AP exams: with these exams just a few weeks away, our team of tutors is prepared to fill in the gaps from missed school days
- 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.
Closures, Deposit Extensions, and Admit Delays
You can see an up-to-date listing of all closed campuses, affected campus visit programs, and schools pushing their deposit deadlines to June 1st here.
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.
College Board canceled their May 2nd SAT test date, along with the March make-up exam on March 28th. More information here.
The ACT rescheduled their April 4th exam to June 13th. You can see updates here.
The College Board will administer AP exams, but they will be shorter, online, and taken at home. Further details here. In the meantime, you can see the College Board daily livestream schedule of AP prep here.
May exams are canceled. More information here.
- 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.
Summer programs are currently weighing if they will run (and some are starting to cancel or shift to online), so many families may be uncertain of what to do at this juncture and want to have Door #2 ready if things fall through. The good news is there isn’t one right answer as to how students should spend their summer, and the opportunities are nearly endless. Our Summer Planning Guide is a great springboard for creative, local options.
Other, virtual or close-to-home ideas:
- Pioneer Academics
- Free, online coursework on Coursera or edX
- Compiling a for-fun reading list (colleges love readers!)