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Do you COVID-19 will impact the result of how many students will be accepted into selective universities this year?

As a senior who has applied to a various number of schools, I was surprised to hear I was waitlisted at a school I expected to be accepted into. Other than other factors that absolutely could have affected this decision, do you think #COVID-19 will change how many students colleges across the US will accept?
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Lesley’s Answer

No. Most institutions have already made their admissions decisions. Ivy League decision day is 3/26/2020 for regular decision. They're done for this year. Almost everywhere else there is also an enrollment crisis. Admissions are generally down - especially amongst international students who pay out-of-state tuition to public institutions. Trust me, they need students! This is well-documented in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Ivy League schools aren't having these issues, so if by "selective" you mean Ivy League, then their admissions rates probably won't' change. However, for everyone else, It's game on.
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Tineisha’s Answer

This is strictly my opinion. I believe that many institutions will create more opportunity for students to learn and study online. While some may miss out on the full college experience, at least the most important part can be covered. Stay hopeful!
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Dierdre’s Answer

Hi Vilma,
I don't think COVID-19 will have any effect on the admissions policy. I think that schools are businesses and they are in the business of educating.
I think that they must carry a certain number of students every year to meet budget goals. With that being said, I think that COVID-19 may effect the way classes are being taught and online education may be a more likely tool than classroom learning.

Hope this helps,
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Gabriel’s Answer

Hello, Vilma! I don't want to take anything away from Lesley's answer - I don't have the high school experience, and I respect her experience. I also don't want to give you a sense of false hope...but...please take it with a grain of salt...for what it's worth...

The Covid virus has turned a normally, functional society into crazies. In economic downfalls people stuff mattresses with cash and buy gold. I have a 64 oz bottle of hand sanitizer in my home...I could likely sell it on the street and pay for two years of my daughter's college.

Please call the schools and admissions counselors. This pandemic has altered a lot of physical labor and priorities. Lesley is 100% correct about decision day...but that was also before the country went nuts looking for toilet paper and Purell. So...I'm not sure where you applied, but all bets are off the table. My daughter's school is closed until late April now...

I can't speak to the acceptance policies of other schools, but...just for giggles...pick up the phone...and hope you get an answer. You have no idea how much things have been delayed. And no matter what...whatever college/university you go to...never...ever...drop out/stop attending. It's only four years. You can do it!!!
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Tineisha’s Answer

This is strictly my opinion. I believe that many institutions will create more opportunity for students to learn and study online. While some may miss out on the full college experience, at least the most important part can be covered. Stay hopeful!
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