How will COVID-19 effect my first semester of college?
I have a lot of questions such as: Should I expect my first semester as college to be online? How does this affect my financial aid? Will I need to still pay the full tuition price? Will I be required to still live on campus (or will I even be able to)? What should I expect in these next few weeks?
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I don't think we know what the fall semester for colleges will look like. August/September is still several months away, and I think a lot will unfold in the next month or so.
I think you should contact the admissions office or the office of financial aid to find out more information. You definitely aren't the only one wondering about these things! I would also make sure you are staying up to date with emails and official correspondence from your university. They should be sending updates to both students and parents to keep everyone in the loop as things progress.
Adela recommends the following next steps:
You can expect the state to go in lock down state in the upcoming days . This will have impact in any field you can possibly think of at this point of time . To encourage social distancing , the colleges are supposed to be closed , please expect delay in the starting of the semester batches .
I also have a daughter starting college this Fall and we are not sure what to expect yet. I know many colleges currently have refunded a prorated amount for the room and board fees for this semester. I agree with the other feedback, reach out to your financial aid office and college guidance counselor. I suspect that most colleges if not all, have online options right now. This may be the norm for a while. Summer courses for many schools are also online only right now.
Placement tests could be less significant than expected
It's OK if students get a letter of suggestion from instructors they know just on the web
Personality may check more than previously
The impacts of hole year understudies will differ