Parents – What You Need to Know About Your Child’s College Application

July 25, 2020 | Lauren Klosinski

With COVID-19 throwing much of the world into disarray, you may be wondering how it will affect the process of college admissions and your child’s college application going forward. The Hellenic Hearts Educational Guidance Program (EGP) is available to provide mentoring and guidance throughout the admissions process as the situation continues to develop. Here are some important things to consider. 

Some Schools Have Changed Their Decision Deadline
When you receive an acceptance letter to a college, most schools ask that you make your decision by May 1st at the latest. In response to the coronavirus, some colleges and universities are changing that date to June 1st for the Fall 2020 semester. Make sure to check with your intended school about their updated deadlines. 

ACT and SAT Testing Has Been Affected
Many standardized tests (the SAT and ACT) have been canceled for the foreseeable future or are in the process of being rescheduled for August and the coming fall months. Students who have already paid the registration fee may be eligible for a refund. 

Schools Are Offering Virtual Options
This is a common time of year for students to make visits to their potential colleges in order to make their final decision regarding which they will attend. However, with social distancing and closed campuses, this is impossible and ill-advised.

In response, colleges and universities are offering virtual options, including virtual tours and orientations. Schools are also giving students the opportunity to connect remotely with professors, faculty, and other staff members to discuss the college in further depth or ask any questions. The Hellenic Hearts Educational Guidance Program (EGP) is here to help you navigate these changing circumstances and difficult times. Visit our website or send us an email at egp@hellenichearts.org for more information about our program and services.

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