Academic Pandemic

March 12, 2021

NYU, UCLA, USC, Redlands and many other colleges are planning to bring students back to their campuses for mostly in-person classes for the Fall of 2021.

The areas that were hit harder by the pandemic who are planning to return back to somewhat semblances of normal are an indication of what other colleges across the nation may also be planning.

In Arizona, ASU, GCU, NAU and UofA are also planning to return to classes fully in person in the Fall of 2021. Other Arizona colleges may be planning similar in-person classes.

Seattle University in the pacific northwest, also plans “to return to a primarily in-person mode for both instruction and the student experience.”

New safety requirements will be posted by each of the colleges as they move into dorms, attend classes, and socialize on colleges campuses across the US.

This is good news for students.

For those students that will be starting or returning to college this fall, remember to develop rapport with the professors as this can lead to departmental scholarships, internships and potentially career opportunities.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact us. 1-888-237-2087 x2.

Resources:

https://nyunews.com/news/2021/03/08/university-plans-return-to-in-person-instruction/

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-11/uc-in-person-campus-fall-2021-classes

https://www.seattleu.edu/coronavirus/update-on-planning-for-fall-academic-term-and-fy22-budget---message-to-students-1.html

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Virtual Volunteer and Make a Real Impact

February 22, 2021

In the next several years (Class of 2021, Class of 2022, Class of 2023, and Class of 2024) as students apply to colleges, many students will have large gaping blackhole in their resume beginning in March of 2020. This is due to clubs, organizations and activities being cancelled because of the pandemic.

On the college application is a section for you to showcase your activities and your high school resume.

When colleges ask that important question, “What activities, clubs, hobbies and volunteer stuff did you do?” Many students will answer “Nothing because everything was cancelled”.

If you are considering a selective college or you would like to earn a leadership scholarship or volunteer scholarship, you must do something.

When I was in college, one of my dormmates would say “In order to do something, you must do something.” It was his attempt at being philosophical. Yet, his statement is true.

The answer is Virtual Volunteer.  

Showing the college that you took initiative, have personal drive, and did something even though obstacles were present, is impressive. And you might get a scholarship from the college for taking doing these things.

If you’re looking for a sense of purpose, or just want something to do, consider online volunteering to fill that blackhole void.

Volunteering online lets you donate your virtual time to a cause that matters, which means you can make a difference even if you can’t physically go somewhere to volunteer.

It is important to show the college that you have good grades and good test scores (SAT/ACT). It is equally important and possibly more important in this day and age to show the colleges that you are driven and took the initiative and did something.

It is also important to select activities (virtual and real) that will make you stand out from the rest of the applicant pool. “Be Intentional” with your virtual volunteer activities.

Do you need help choosing activities that will make you stand out? Give us a call 1-888-237-208 x2.

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Emergency Relief for Federal Student Loans EXTENDED!

February 2, 2021

The federal government just announced (2/1/2021) an extension to the currently deferred federal student loans.

“Federal student loan repayment suspension and 0% interest rate have been extended through at least Sept. 30, 2021.”

Back in March 2020, the federal government began providing the temporary relief on ED-owned federal student loans: suspension of loan payments, stopped collections on defaulted loans, and a 0% interest rate.

Basically this means, if you have a federal student loan owned by the ED, no interest will accumulate during the deferral period and the current interest rate is temporarily set to zero % and no payments are required during the deferral period.

There are strategic reasons to take out federal student loans and this is currently one of the reasons.

Let’s say you hand the money to pay for college but you decided to take out a federal student loan anyway. You could take the money that you were going to pay for college and put it into an interest-bearing account. Even at 1% you could be better off earning a little interest than not. Then when the loan becomes due, pay off the loan and keep the interest. (This is not financial advice; it is just an idea.)

If you have a federal student loan you can check your status here https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing. You will need your FSA ID to login.

If you have a federal student loan, more than likely you will be contact by a third party to consolidate your federal student loans. If one consolidated the federal student loans with a third party, those loans are NOT eligible for the deferred COVID Emergency Relief program.

There is no fee for the payment suspension or 0% interest rate. Your student loan servicer provides free help with your questions or concerns about your loan payments. Beware of scammers.

If you have questions on any of these federal student loans or would like to discuss some strategic planning to get into college, get scholarships and grants and or plan on how to best pay for college, please contact me.

For more info on the Emergency Relief Program click https://studentaid.gov/coronavirus

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SAT Subject Tests Discontinued

January 20, 2021

The College Board announced today that it has eliminated all Subject Tests and will do away with the optional SAT essay. Now more than EVER AP test scores, ACT/SAT test scores and grades will matter in admissions. After these data points it’s all about your application and how you showcase yourself to  admissions officers.

SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. The AP exams are similar and will replace the SAT Subjects Tests. (AP Advanced Placement).

This is actually good news. Students can now focus on getting strong AP grades and strong AP test scores and not have to worry about another test.

Here are the comments from College Board.

1. We're discontinuing SAT Subject Tests.

The expanded reach of AP® and its widespread availability for low-income students and students of color mean the SAT Subject Tests™ are no longer necessary for students to show what they know. AP provides students rich and varied opportunities to showcase their knowledge and skills through college-level coursework. Courses like AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone™ provide the type of hands-on learning experiences and practical, real-world work that colleges want to see from students.

We'll no longer offer the SAT Subject Tests in the U.S. Students in the U.S. will automatically have their registrations canceled and receive a refund. Because SAT Subject Tests are used internationally for a wider variety of purposes, we'll provide two more administrations in May and June of 2021 for students in international locations.

We've contacted our member colleges, and they'll decide whether and how to consider SAT Subject Test scores from students who have them. Students should check colleges' websites for the most up-to-date information on their application policies.

2. We're discontinuing the optional SAT Essay.

This decision recognizes that there are other ways for students to demonstrate their mastery of essay writing. At the same time, writing remains essential to college readiness, and the SAT will continue to measure writing and editing skills. The tasks on the SAT Reading and Writing and Language tests are among the most effective and predictive parts of the SAT. Students can still take the SAT with Essay through the June 2021 SAT administration.

After June 2021, we'll continue to provide the essay only in states where it's required for SAT School Day administrations for accountability purposes. Students who are registered for the SAT with Essay this spring can cancel the Essay portion at any time, free of charge.

 It is important to take some AP classes in high school. If your high school does not offer AP classes or if you have any questions about this and would like to create a customized game plan as you finish up this semester, please contact me.

College Board's official announcement https://blog.collegeboard.org/January-2021-sat-subject-test-and-essay-faq

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Texas College & University Essay Prompts for 2021-2022

September 29, 2020

Use a plain–text editor such as Microsoft WordPad to write and SAVE your essay(s). At the time you submit your admissions application, you will have the choice to SUBMIT all saved essays with your application, or to submit each essay individually later. If you choose to submit your essays later, come back to this page by logging in to your account and selecting the "My Essays" tab.

If you are submitting your essay online, it must be no longer than 120 eighty-character lines of text (including spaces and blank lines). ApplyTexas recommends that you keep your essay to between 500 and 750 words in length. We have provided a word counter below to help you keep track.

If more than one institution to which you apply requires the same essay, you will need to submit the essay for each application that requires it in order for it to be sent to multiple institutions.

The deadline to submit essays for this application is February 1, 2021

  • Topic A: optional (no essay on file)

Tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?

Enter Topic A

  • Topic B: optional (no essay on file)

Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. Tell us about yourself.

Enter Topic B

  • Topic C: optional (no essay on file)

You've got a ticket in your hand -- Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?

Enter Topic C

You have two options for submitting your essays.

  1. Submit your essay online.

Use a plain–text editor such as Microsoft WordPad to write and SAVE your essay(s). At the time you submit your admissions application, you will have the choice to SUBMIT all saved essays with your application, or to submit each essay individually later. If you choose to submit your essays later, come back to this page by logging in to your account and selecting the "My Essays" tab.

You will need your user name and password to access your account, so keep track of them.

If you are submitting your essay online, it must be no longer than 120 eighty-character lines of text (including spaces and blank lines).

If more than one institution to which you apply requires the same essay, you will need to submit the essay for each applicable application in order for it to be sent to multiple institutions.

  • You may submit your essay either through ApplyTexas or through the Baylor University student portal available within 24 hours of application submission. Essays must be received by the application deadline.
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2021 Flynn Scholarship Essay Prompts

August 25, 2020

Apply for the Flynn Foundation Scholarship here:
https://flinn.org/flinn-scholars/the-scholarship/apply/

The Flinn Scholarship application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2020.

Essays
Short-Answer Questions

Please answer each question with no more than 140 characters.
What will be the title of your autobiography?

If you were given five minutes to present to your peers on a topic about which you're an expert, what topic would you choose?

If you could model your career on that of any Arizonan, who would it be?

The Flinn Foundation invests in four areas: biosciences, education, civic leadership, and arts and culture. What is another area that deserves investment to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations?

If you advance to the interview stage, what one question would you like us to ask you?
Essays

Copy and paste your response to each essay into the adjacent box. We encourage you to save your work in a separate document in the event you experience technical difficulties.
Tell us your story.

300-word maximum
Leadership takes many forms. In what ways have you been a leader in your community?

300-word maximum
John Lewis said: “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” Tell us about a time when you said something/did something. What were the costs? What were the rewards?

300-word maximum
Is there any other information that reviewers should know about?
This question is optional. (Max 100 words)

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Colleges make plans for Fall 2020

May 6, 2020

Here is a list of colleges and their plans for opening colleges in the Fall of 2020 due to the pandemic. (as of May 5, 2020)

CollegePub / PrivStatePlan
American UniversityPrivateDChttps://www.american.edu/president/announcements/april-17-2020.cfm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"American is planning/a for in-person learning in the fall
Amherst CollegePrivateMAhttps://www.amherststudent.com/article/president-martin-raises-possibilities-for-fall-semester-fields-student-questions-in-virtual-town-hall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hopes/a to decide by June
Angelo State UniversityPublicTXa href=https://www.angelo.edu/emergency-notifications/coronavirus-updates.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to have students
Arkansas State UniversityPublicARhttp://www.astate.edu/news/chancellor-damphousse-announces-plans-for-fall-semester" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Expects/a to be on campus in the fall
Austin Peay State UniversityPublicTNhttps://www.wsmv.com/news/austin-peay-state-university-plans-to-resume-in-person-classes-in-fall/article_f307ee3c-8e19-11ea-80f4-6723d3638edc.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person fall classes
Averett UniversityPrivateVAhttps://www.averett.edu/student-life/campus-security/livesafe/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"making/a plans to reopen in the fall
Baylor UniversityPrivateTXhttps://www.baylor.edu/president/news.php?action=story&story=218786" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We intend/a to safely resume in-person teaching
Beacon CollegePrivateFLhttps://www.beaconcollege.edu/beacon-news/2020/04/coronavirus-update-april-17-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to hold fall semester on-campus
Belhaven UniversityPrivateMShttps://www.belhaven.edu/coronavirus/Letter-to-students-May.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to for in-person classes in the fall
Beloit CollegePrivateWIhttps://www.beloit.edu/live/blurbs/630-reasons-for-module-based-semester-letter-sent-to" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"shifting/a to a "module based semester" to allow flexibility to move toward either online or in-person classes
Biola UniversityPrivateCAhttps://www.biola.edu/coronavirus#april_30_2020_message_from_president_corey" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for an in-person fall semester
Boston UniversityPrivateMAhttp://www.bu.edu/articles/2020/covid-19-recovery-plan/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" leaning/a toward in-person classes
Brown UniversityPrivateRIThe university is a href=https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-question-for-colleges-will-there-be-a-fall-semester-on-campus-11587474000" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"leaning/a toward in-person classes. Brown’s president
Bryant UniversityPrivateRIhttps://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200430/bryant-university-planning-to-open-campus-for-fall-semester" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to hold fall semester on campus
California Baptist UniversityPrivateCAa href=https://calbaptist.edu/news/cbu_update_coronavirus_1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to resume on-ground classes for the fall semester"
California Institute of the ArtsPrivateCAhttps://calarts.edu/about/news-and-events/newsroom/institute-news/calarts-approach-to-academic-year-2020-21" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"proposing/a a hybrid model for fall semester
California State University at FullertonPublicCAhttp://news.fullerton.edu/2020sp/Virtual-Town-Hall-Faculty-Staff.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Our goal/a is face-to-face
California State University at NorthridgePublicCAThe university is “https://www.csun.edu/president/persistence-through-uncertainty" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"committed/a to returning to face-to-face instruction when it is safe to do so.” Fall semester might start with virtual instruction but will “transition to on-campus instruction as early as possible.”
Central Christian College of the BiblePrivateMOhttps://cccb.edu/news/covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to open campus in the fall but use online instruction if necessary
Centre CollegePrivateKYhttps://www.centre.edu/centre-college-adopts-flexible-block-schedule-for-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"block-scheduling/a courses in shorter segments to allow flexibility to shift toward either in-person or remote learning
Chaminade UniversityPrivateHIhttps://chaminade.edu/coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to start fall semester in-person
    
Chapman UniversityPrivateCAhttps://news.chapman.edu/2020/04/24/a-message-from-the-office-of-the-president/"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"optimistically planning/a for a safe return in the fall with social distancing and safety constraints in place"
Chowan UniversityPublicNChttps://chowan.edu/news/chowan-university-preparing-be-open-fall-2020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to be open in the fall
Christopher Newport UniversityPublicVAa href=http://cnu.edu/news/2020/04/22-cnu_tuitionfreeze/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We are planning/a for our classes to resume on campus in the fall" depending on the state of coronavirus and guidance from state and federal authorities.
Claremont CollegesPrivateCAhttps://tsl.news/claremont-colleges-committed-to-students-returning-in-fall-but-prep-for-other-scenarios/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"committed/a" to in-person fall classes
Clemson UniversityPublicSCa href=https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2020/04/23/coronavirus-sc-impact-clemson-has-laser-focus-full-reopening-fall-semester/3006062001/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"exploring/a a range of scenarios
College of the DesertPublicCAhttp://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/newsroom/Pages/Summer-and-fall-2020-classes-move-online.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"moved/a fall semester classes online
College of IdahoPrivateIDhttps://www.collegeofidaho.edu/sites/default/files/inline-files/Fall%20Intent%20Letter%20FINAL%205.1.20.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to open campus for fall semester
College of William & MaryPublicVA“We have https://www.wm.edu/about/administration/emergency/current_issues/coronavirus/students/faqs/index.php#fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"every intention/a of holding in-person classes in the fall as long as it is safe to do so.”
Colorado State UniversityPublicCOhttps://president.colostate.edu/covid-19-update-from-president-mcconnell/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to start fall semester in-person in “best case scenario”
Concordia University IrvinePrivateCAhttps://www.cui.edu/en-us/studentlife/wellness-center/communication-to-cui-community-on-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid19" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to have an in-person fall semester
Concordia University NebraskaPrivateNEhttps://www.cune.edu/today/latest-campus-upates/may-1-campus-update" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a final recommendations by July 15
Concordia University St. PaulPrivateMNwillhttps://www.csp.edu/news/concordia-st-paul-welcomes-students-back-to-campus-fall-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3FPR6FD5vbZtCz1bUOd_8vVvPbh3Cevenf6hmKcWeEEiOUp2RTIOH5xYg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" reopen campus/a for fall semester
Concordia University TexasPrivateTXhttps://www.concordia.edu/blog/announcements-for-fall-2020.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a
Cornell CollegePrivateIAhttps://www.cornellcollege.edu/block/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expanded/a its existing block calendar to 10 3.5-week sessions to allow maximum flexibility to either return to campus or continue distance learning in the fall
Cornell UniversityPrivateNYhttps://cornellsun.com/2020/04/22/pollack-no-update-on-plans-for-fall-semester-expected-until-june-cornell-anticipates-hundreds-of-millions-in-losses/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"no decision/a expected until June
Covenant CollegePrivateGAwill https://www.covenant.edu/covid19/05.02.2020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"resume/a on-campus instruction in the fall if governmental authorities allow it
Daemen CollegePrivateNYhttps://www.daemen.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Letter-to-Students-04242020.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person classes in the fall
Dartmouth CollegePrivateNH“The probability of a full residential, business-as-usual fall term is not very high,” the provost a href=https://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2020/04/college-students-prepare-for-remote-summer-term-fall-plans-remain-uncertain" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"says/a."
Drexel UniversityPrivatePAhttps://drexel.edu/now/archive/2020/April/Task-Force-Fall-Term/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hopes/a to receive task-force recommendations on fall semester by early June
Drury UniversityPrivateMOhttps://www.drury.edu/mc/contact-marketing-and-communications" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to reopen in the fall
Duke UniversityPrivateNChttps://today.duke.edu/2020/04/price-creates-two-strategy-teams-plan-post-crisis-agenda" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a
Earlham CollegePrivateVAhttps://earlham.edu/coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a a decision on fall plans by June 15
East Carolina UniverstyPublicNChttps://news.ecu.edu/2020/04/27/looking-forward-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We intend/a to be back on ECU’s campus in the fall
East Tennessee State UniversityPublicTNhttps://www.columbiadailyherald.com/news/20200426/what-will-college-in-tennessee-look-like-in-fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hopes/a to make a decision by early June
Eastern Florida State CollegePublicFL“Many Fall Term 2020 courses https://www.easternflorida.edu/academics/class-schedule-search.cfm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will move/a to online delivery.”
Elon UniversityPrivateNC“Elon is a href=https://www.elon.edu/u/coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to conduct fall semester classes on campus
Emory & Henry CollegePrivateVAa href=https://www.ehc.edu/covid19/campus-updates/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for fall classes “to take place on campus with the proper measures taken to ensure the safety of students
Emory UniversityPrivateGAlikely to decide by early May, a href=https://emorywheel.com/provost-remains-hopeful-for-in-person-classes-come-fall/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"according to/a the student newspaper"
Emporia State UniversityPublicKShttps://www.emporia.edu/covid-19-information/campus-communications/april-30-2020-moving-forward-town-hall-meeting/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"offering/a
Fisher CollegePrivateMAno final decision until https://www.fisher.edu/about/updates-on-the-coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"at least/a July 1
Florida Southern CollegePrivateFLhttps://www.flsouthern.edu/news/recent/2020/general/fall-fall-semester-classes-to-begin-september-1.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"moved/a start of fall semester to September 1 from August 18
Florida State UniversityPublicFLhttps://news.fsu.edu/news/2020/04/15/frequently-asked-questions-for-undergraduate-students-starting-in-summer-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a
fall semester will start as normal in August   
Furman UniversityPrivateSCwill https://www.furman.edu/covid-19/updates/04-24-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"announce plans/a by mid to late June
Gannon UniversityPrivatePAhttps://update.gannon.edu/Update/Detail/30?fbclid=IwAR2B6uUtTquJKtbmGZU8rDMlG1jK8zFNHlWFhTUC2BpB6iJQU9D2CGVTgMY" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to resume face-to-face classes in August
George Fox UniversityPublicORhttps://blogs.georgefox.edu/bruinblog/?p=3655" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to open campus in the fall
George Mason UniversityPrivateVAhttps://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/fall-semester-on-the-minds-of-virginias-colleges-and-universities/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"says/a more information could come by early June
George Washington UniversityPrivateDChttps://campusadvisories.gwu.edu/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will provide/a "a more detailed communication about our plans for operation by May 15"
Gonzaga UniversityPrivateWA“https://www.gonzaga.edu/about/offices-services/emergency-preparedness/zagready/hazard-specific-resources/coronavirus/announcements-messages/fall-2020-announcement-to-students-families?fbclid=IwAR1k8N-j7TO7kCEKtb_uBekCTS_5l3heBmfzh4N3M94l91u4G0Ki9LeUiOM" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will work with the goal/a of returning to operations and re-opening our campus – including resuming in-class instruction – for fall semester 2020”
Grand Valley State UniversityPublicMIa href=https://www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person classes in the fall
Hampden-Sydney CollegePrivateVAWe will a href=http://www.hsc.edu/news-index/fall-semester-resumes" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"convene as a community/a and hold classes here at Hampden-Sydney this fall as we have for the past 245 years."
Harvard UniversityPrivateMAThe campus will be open, but the provost a href=https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/updates-community-messages/planning-for-fall-2020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"says/a "we will need to prepare for a scenario in which much or all learning will be conducted remotely.""
Haverford CollegePrivatePAWe expect on-campus learning to a href=https://www.haverford.edu/coronavirus-information" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"resume/a for the fall semester."
Hollins UniversityPrivateVAhttps://www.hollins.edu/coronavirus-preparedness/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person fall classes
Holy Cross CollegePrivateINhttps://ndsmcobserver.com/2020/05/holy-cross-announces-intent-to-begin-in-person-instruction-aug-24/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to be open for fall semester
Huntingdon CollegePrivateALhttps://www.huntingdon.edu/huntingdon-announces-fall-start-date/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to start fall semester in-person on August 10
Husson UniversityPrivateMEHusson will be https://www.husson.edu/covid-19-response" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"welcoming students/a back to our campus in the fall
Indiana UniversityPublicINIndiana University, Public, IN
a href=https://indianapublicmedia.org/news/returning-to-campus-maybe.-iu-president-outlines-5-scenarios-for-fall-semester.php" ="" a="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" Will return to in-person instruction in the fall in a best-case scenario/a"
Illinois State UniversityPublicIL“ISU https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2020/04/a-message-from-president-dietz-to-faculty-and-staff-4-30-20/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"fully intends/a to welcome students back to campus for the 2020-2021 academic year”
Iowa Board of RegentsPublicIAa href=https://www.president.iastate.edu/sites/default/files/communications/President's%20Messages/FY20/2020.4.24%20Fall%20Planning.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a "a full normal operation" for its universities — including strongIowa State University/strong
James Madison UniversityPublicVA“https://www.jmu.edu/news/covid19/index.shtml" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We are expecting/a to open as scheduled for in-person classes.”
Judson UniversityPrivateILa href=https://www.judsonu.edu/coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to reopen in the fall with in-person classes and residential students
Lewis and Clark CollegePrivateORhttps://college.lclark.edu/live/news/43420-fall-semester-academic-plans-for-the-college-of" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Planning/a for in-person fall classes
LipscombPrivateTNhttps://www.lipscomb.edu/news/lipscomb-university-announces-intentions-return-campus-classes-fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a on being open for fall semester
Longwood UniversityPublicVAhttp://www.longwood.edu/news/2020/longwood-announces-leadership-team/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"exploring/a how it can “safely reopen for in-person learning in the upcoming fall semester”
Loyola Marymount UniversityPrivateCAhttps://www.lmu.edu/coronavirus/communitymessages/messagefromtheprovosttostudentsinformationaboutfallsemester2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for an in-person fall semester
Macalester CollegePrivateMNhttps://www.macalester.edu/news/2020/04/planning-for-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Our strong preference/a is to complete two full semesters of on-campus instruction
Marquette UniversityPrivateWI“https://today.marquette.edu/2020/04/covid-19-update-campus-operations-this-fall-and-new-commencement-date/"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will resume/a campus operations this fall if governmental and medical authorities say it is safe to do so"
Marshall UniversityPublicWVThe university "has begun https://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/2020/04/27/university-making-tentative-plans-to-offer-on-campus-classes-for-fall-semester/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"tentative plans/a to have in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester."
Marymount Manhattan CollegePrivateTXhttps://www.mmm.edu/offices/dow-zanghi-health-center/updates-regarding-coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a
to return to on-campus instruction for fall semester   
Marymount UniversityPrivateVAhttps://www.marymount.edu/Home/News-Events/News?newsId=589" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person fall classes
Merrimack CollegePrivateMAhttps://www.merrimack.edu/health-alerts/april-19-coronavirus-update/index.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to be "residential and open in the fall"
Miami UniversityPublicOHa href=https://www.miamioh.edu/news/top-stories/2020/04/crawford-community-update.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"committed/a to on-campus instruction in the fall
Middle Tennessee State UniversityPublicTNhttps://mtsu.edu/coronavirus/archive/post/117/april-30-campus-update-from-president-mcphee" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to have on-campus classes in the fall
Midwestern State UniversityPublicTXhttps://msutexas.edu/coronavirus/index.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to be “fully operational this fall for in-person instruction”
Middlebury CollegePrivateVT“We are working toward a safe and secure a href=https://www.middlebury.edu/office/announcements/previous-announcements/april-30-2020-letter-president-patton-scenario-planning" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"opening/a of our campus for the fall semester
Midlands UniversityPrivateNEhttps://www.midlandu.edu/midland-university-plans-person-classes-fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to resume in-person classes in the fall
Missouri State UniversityPublicMOhttps://blogs.missouristate.edu/president/2020/05/05/clifs-notes-for-may-5-2020/?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for an in-person fall semester
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyPublicMOhttps://news.mst.edu/2020/05/missouri-st-plans-to-resume-in-person-classes-this-fall/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person fall classes
Montana State UniversityPublicMTa href=https://mus.edu/coronavirus/healthy-fall2020-taskforce.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for the return of students in the fall
Mount Union UniversityPrivateOHa href=https://www.mountunion.edu/covid-19" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hopes/a
New York UniversityPrivateNY“https://www.nyu.edu/about/leadership-university-administration/office-of-the-president/communications/taking-stock-the-impact-of-covid-19-and-looking-to-the-future.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"proceeding/a on the basis that it will resume in-person operations” in the fall
Nicholls State UniversityPublicLA“https://www.nicholls.edu/2020/04/17/fall-semester-outlook/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"In the fall/a we’re back on our campus.”
North Carolina State UniversityPublicNCWe a href=https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/preparing-for-what-lies-ahead/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"fully expect/a to have our new and continuing students on campus for the fall semester."
North Dakota University systemPublicNDa href=https://www.inforum.com/news/education/6465252-North-Dakota-University-System-intends-to-have-students-back-on-campus-this-fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to have students back in the fall on its 11 campuses
Northern Illinois UniversityPublicILhttps://www.niu.edu/updates/messaging/4-23-20-covid-extension-from-president.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hopes to announce/a fall plans within the next two months
Northern Michigan UniversityPublicMIhttps://news.nmu.edu/node/930" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for a return to face-to-face instruction
Northwest Missouri State UniversityPublicMOhttps://www.nwmissouri.edu/media/news/2020/05/05fallclasses.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to resume on-campus instruction in the fall
Nova Southeastern UniversityPrivateFLhttps://www.nova.edu/coronavirus/index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will/a resume in-person classes in the fall
Oakland UniversityPublicMIplanning for "https://www.bridgemi.com/talent-education/first-michigan-college-unveils-fall-plan-masks-tests-some-campus-classes" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"a hybrid approach/a" that includes both face-to-face and remote instruction" in the fall
Ohio State UniversityPublicOHa href=https://www.thelantern.com/2020/04/president-drake-says-on-campus-transition-could-begin-in-coming-weeks/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"leaning/a toward in-person classes
Oklahoma State UniversityPublicOKhttps://go.okstate.edu/coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a on resuming in-person classes in the fall
Old Dominion UniversityPublicVAhttps://www.odu.edu/emergency/news/2020/2/novel_coronavirus_co/update-31" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to reopen campus in the fall
Otterbein UniversityPrivateOHhttps://www.otterbein.edu/news/otterbein-university-will-open-campus-for-fall-semester/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Planning/a to open campus in the fall
Pace UniversityPrivateNYhttps://myemail.constantcontact.com/Memo-to-Students--Updates-for-Spring-Semester--Summer-Courses--and-Fall-Planning.html?soid=1103481471610&aid=PmPwvZPaFIM" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"It is our hope and intention/a to resume our regular schedule of face-to-face classes across all three of our campuses for fall 2020
Pacific Lutheran UniversityPrivateWAhttps://www.plu.edu/marcom/news/2020/04/29/whats-happening-this-fall/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to return to in-person instruction in the fall
Pacific UniversityPrivateOR“We a href=https://www.pacificu.edu/about/media/pacific-prepares-fall-2020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plan to launch/a our fall terms on campus
Princeton UniversityPrivateNJa href=https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/05/04/president-eisgruber-writes-princeton-community-about-state-university-and-planning" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"decision/a expected in early July
Purdue UniversityPublicINhttps://www.purdue.edu/president/messages/campus-community/2020/2004-fall-message.php?_ga=2.109533381.1134557030.1587428196-1139376489.1587428196" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to start fall semester in person if testing and contact tracing allows
Radford UniversityPublicVAa href=https://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/coronavirus/updates/fall-reopening.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will reopen/a on August 3
Randolph CollegePrivateVAa href=https://www.randolphcollege.edu/covid19/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to resume on-campus
Rhodes CollegePrivateTNwill https://t.e2ma.net/message/b27m7b/f9nntxb" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"share plans/a by May 27
Rochester Institute of TechnologyPrivateNY“https://www.rit.edu/news/eyes-fall-time-creativity" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"optimistic/a” about being open for fall
Rockhurst UniversityPrivateMOhttps://twitter.com/RockhurstU/status/1255932257950486528" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a a "traditional" start to fall semester/
Sarah Lawrence CollegePrivateNYa href=https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/status/covid/#accordion-2-1-1-4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to begin fall semester as scheduled
San Jose State UniversityPublicCAhttps://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/22/sjsu-cal-state-east-bay-considering-hybrid-of-online-and-in-person-classes-for-fall/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to offer online and hybrid courses
Santa Rosa Junior CollegePublicCAwill https://www.santarosa.edu/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"continue/a remote instruction through the fall semester
Schreiner UniversityPrivateTXhttps://schreiner.edu/news-schreiner-university-announces-plans-for-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person fall classes
Seattle UniversityPrivateWAhttps://www.seattleu.edu/newsroom/stories/seattle-university-intends-to-re-open-for-fall-quarter.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to reopen campus in the fall
Seton Hall UniversityPrivateNJ“We have a team in place a href=https://www.shu.edu/health-intervention-communication/coronavirus-campus-communications.cfm#april27" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"finalizing plans/a for our collective return to campus in the fall
Shenandoah UniversityPrivateVAhttps://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/fall-semester-on-the-minds-of-virginias-colleges-and-universities/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to make a decision by around July 1
Sierra CollegePublicCAhttps://twitter.com/SierraCollege/status/1254807916701298688" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"announced/a via Twitter that classes will be remote
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityPublicOKhttps://www.se.edu/2020/05/new-southeastern-president-begins-duties-will-form-task-force-to-plan-for-return-to-regular-classes-in-the-fall/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to return to in-person instruction in the fall
Southern Methodist UniversityPrivateTXhttps://blog.smu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/2020/04/30/we-intend-to-be-open-in-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to reopen campus in the fall
Southern New Hampshire UniversityPrivateNHa href=https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/newsroom/2020/04/full-tuition-scholarships-for-incoming-freshmen" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to allow students to move into dorms
Southern Utah UniversityPublicUThttps://www.suu.edu/news/2020/02/coronavirus-health-notice.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to offer both in-person and online classes in the fall
Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityPublicOKhttps://www.swosu.edu/news/releases/2020/2020-05-04b.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Intends/a to resume in-person classes in the fall
St. Marys College of CaliforniaPrivateCA“We are https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety-transportation/message-to-faculty-staff-students-about-fall-2020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to welcome students back to campus and conduct in-person courses this fall.”
Stanford UniversityPrivateCAa href=https://www.stanforddaily.com/2020/04/16/next-academic-year-could-start-in-winter-provost-says/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a to make a decision in May
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityPublicTXhttp://www.sfasu.edu/life-at-sfa/health-safety/health-clinic/coronavirus/messages/20200423-campus-letter" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will announce plans/a for fall by the end of June
Stetson UniversityPrivateFLhttps://www.stetson.edu/other/covid-19/index.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person classes but will make a decision by mid to late June
Sweet Briar CollegePrivateVAhttps://sbc.edu/campus-safety/covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to resume in-person instruction in the fall
Syracuse UniversityPrivateNYhttps://news.syr.edu/blog/2020/04/16/our-plan-for-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"developing/a “multiple fall opening scenarios” with the “hope and intention that we will be welcoming students back to campus”
Texas A&M UniversityPublicTXhttps://www.tamu.edu/coronavirus/april-30-thank-you-and-plans-for-summer-fall.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for on-campus operations in the fall
Texas Christian UniversityPrivateTXhttps://www.tcu.edu/coronavirus/index.php#campus-statement-1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person fall classes
Texas State University systemPublicTXa href=https://www.tsus.edu/newsroom/news-releases/release-050120-a.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to resume face-to-face instruction at its six campuses
Texas Tech UniversityPublicTXhttps://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/emergency/coronavirus/update-4-29-20.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to resume in-person instruction in the fall with a "phased return" that could include some in-person classes in the summer
Thomas Jefferson UniversityPrivatePAhttps://www.jefferson.edu/coronavirus.html#updates" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for on-campus fall classes
Trevecca Nazarene UniversityPrivateTNhttps://www.trevecca.edu/offices-services/trevecca-to-welcome-students-back-to-campus-for-the-fall-2020-semester" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to resume in-person classes unless health officials recommend otherwise
Trine UniversityPrivateINhttps://www.trine.edu/news/2020/open-fall.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to reopen in the fall
Troy UniversityPublicALhttps://www.troy.edu/coronavirus/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will/a return students to campus in the fall
Tulane UniversityPrivateLAhttps://president.tulane.edu/view-from-gibson/finals-and-plans-fall-heroes-helpers" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to have students on-campus for fall semester
University of Alabama systemPublicALhttps://www.al.com/education/2020/04/university-of-alabama-planning-to-reopen-for-fall-we-fully-expect-to-have-on-campus-instruction.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We are expecting/a to have a fall semester at all of our universities
University of ArizonaPublicAZhttps://uanews.arizona.edu/story/president-robbins-uarizona-plans-resume-inperson-classes-fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to offer in-person classes in the fall
University of Arkansas at FayettevillePublicARhttps://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/apr/17/ua-fayetteville-expected-announce-decision-fall-pe/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans to announce/a around June 1
University of California at BerkeleyPublicCAhttps://sa.berkeley.edu/covid19/Fall2020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Some or all classes/a will be delivered via remote instruction.
University of California at San DiegoPublicCAhttps://coronavirus.ucsd.edu/#current-status" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to offer a combination of in-person and remote instruction
University of Central FloridaPublicFLhttps://twitter.com/ByBerkowitz/status/1253321140803698690" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"leaning/a toward in-person classes
University of Central MissouriPublicMOhttps://www.ucmo.edu/about/university-leadership/ucm-president/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a in-person fall classes
University of CharlestonPrivateWVhttps://www.ucwv.edu/coronavirus-information/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a campus to be open in the fall
University of ChicagoPrivateILhttps://coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu/apr-24-email-update/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to decide by the end of June
University of Colorado at BoulderPublicCOhttps://www.colorado.edu/coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"leaning/a toward a hybrid plan; https://www.colorado.edu/chancellor/newsletter/chancellor/covid-19-update-our-planning-process-fall-2020" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will announce/a by June
University of ConnecticutPublicCThttps://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-uconn-fall-semester-possibly-online-20200424-tgjh2akp3rar5lqmbrbspjb744-story.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"no decision/a till summer
University of DelawarePublicDE“We remain https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2020/april/covid-19-response-community-letter-president-assanis/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"cautiously optimistic/a that we will be in a position to welcome all students on campus this fall.”
University of DenverPrivateCO“We a href=https://www.du.edu/coronavirus" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plan to reopen/a with face-to-face classes when we begin our fall quarter in mid-September
University of FloridaPublicFLwill http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates/institutional-recovery-strategy/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"announce plans/a by mid-July
University of Georgia systemPublicGAThe university a href=https://www.redandblack.com/coronavirus/breaking-uga-anticipates-return-to-in-person-instruction-for-fall-2020/article_c1c5eb2a-8a28-11ea-a9a5-57dba27b77bc.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a a "phased
University of HawaiiPublicHIhttps://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/05/04/breaking-news/university-of-hawaii-to-resume-in-person-instruction-for-fall-semester/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Planning/a to resume in-person instruction
University of HoustonPublicTXhttps://cloudapps.uh.edu/sendit/w/THVLNU3k6jqJhqMQrFvJSA/YnMQUW1VLUcjNrID5m0zPA/763892ok763J41Zk892iBU72XVwolg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a a decision on fall semester in late May or early June
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPublicILa href=https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/4/24/21234508/university-of-illinois-admission-tuition-payment-financial-aid-acceptance-coronavirus-covid-19" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We are planning/a for in-person classes to begin as scheduled."
University of KansasPublicKS“https://coronavirus.ku.edu/sites/coronavirus.ku.edu/files/docs/Restoring%20the%20KU%20Community.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Our plan/a is to resume on-campus operations in some capacity this fall.”
University of KentuckyPublicKYwill https://www.uky.edu/coronavirus/updates/how-we-reinvent-normal-our-campus" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"announce plans/a by mid-June
University of La VernePrivateCA“We are https://laverne.edu/health/2020/fall-planning-and-budget-outlook/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to resume face-to-face instruction and residence hall operation in the fall.”
University of Maine systemPublicMEhttps://bangordailynews.com/2020/04/21/education/maine-universities-plan-to-reopen-campus-this-fall-but-student-life-likely-wont-be-the-same/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person classes
University of Mary WashingtonPublicVAhttps://www.umw.edu/advisories/2020/04/24/fall-opening-and-tuition-freeze/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to start in-person instruction in August but says "we should also be prepared for the unknown"
University of Maryland systemPublicMDa href=https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/bs-md-johns-hopkins-pay-cuts-20200422-tjkj7pipj5f3xm5xc372wuao4u-story.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to start in-person
University of MiamiPrivateFLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msSIqGafFqo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"Our expectation/a is to begin our fall semester on time and on campus
University of MichiganPublicMIhttps://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/04/23/um-hopes-students-campus-fall-wayne-state-michigan-state-lean-online/3013230001/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hoping/a to hold classes in-person
University of MissouriPublicMOa href=https://abc17news.com/news/coronavirus/2020/04/22/wednesday-updates-columbia-college-student-tests-positive-for-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person classes
University of Missouri at Kansas CityPublicMOhttps://www.umkc.edu/news/posts/2020/april/we-are-rooready-for-fall-semester-classes.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a to be on campus in the fall
University of MobilePrivateAL“https://umobile.edu/news/university-of-mobile-plans-to-return-to-on-campus-instruction-in-fall/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to resume on-ground instruction and residential housing this fall”
University of Nebraska systemPublicNEThe system https://www.omaha.com/news/education/unl-expects-to-hold-on-campus-classes-in-the-fall-chancellor-says/article_3c549fae-b83e-5dce-b4e4-bf159513b178.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a to hold classes on its campuses in the fall." The chancellor of the flagship strongUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln/strong wrote https://www.unl.edu/chancellor/planning-for-fall-classes" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"in a letter/a on April 24
University of New EnglandPrivateMEhttps://www.une.edu/news/2020/university-new-england-announces-plans-open-maine-campuses-fall-semester" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to reopen campus in the fall
University of New HavenPrivateCTa href=https://www.newhaven.edu/coronavirus-info.php#notifications" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to bring students back to campus in August
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPublicNCa href=https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article242316001.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"optimistic/a for on-campus classes this fall
University of North Carolina at CharlottePublicNChttps://emergency.uncc.edu/health-advisories/coronavirus-information/coronavirus-campus-updates" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will/a begin fall semester two weeks later than planned
University of North Carolina at GreensboroPublicNChttps://update.uncg.edu/uncg-outlook-for-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expects/a to start fall semester in-person
University of North Carolina at PembrokePublicNCWe https://www.uncp.edu/news/uncp-plans-fall-2020-operations" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"fully expect/a and it is our present intention to be back in our classrooms
University of North TexasPublicTXhttps://www.unt.edu/notices/planning-be-together-again-our-beautiful-campus-message-president" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a on safely resuming campus learning and residential life for fall 2020.
University of Notre DamePrivateINwill https://ndsmcobserver.com/2020/04/notre-dame-to-announce-fall-semester-plans-mid-june/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"announce plans/a by mid-June
University of OklahomaPublicOKOur intention is to return to http://www.ou.edu/web/news_events/articles/news_2020/letter-from-interim-president-harroz-fall-semester-plans" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"in-person educational operations/a on all three campuses by this fall
University of OregonPublicORThe university is a href=https://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-making-plans-campus-instruction-fall-term" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"aiming/a for in-person instruction in the fall
University of the PacificPrivateCAhttp://echo4.bluehornet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=42181419576&ch=1B19627B7FC4A9CB523E4CAB01BB3A2C&h=20ac1e3452dc16b9b06a10c15882100c&ei=T-TMkPlNt&st=29-APR-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to welcome students back to its campuses in August
University of PennsylvaniaPrivatePA“https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for a likely combination of in-class and virtual teaching.”
University of PittsburghPublicPAhttps://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/04/16/Pitt-academic-calendar-university-students-Pittsburgh-fall-semester-coronavirus/stories/202004160183" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"says/a "back to normal probably is not likely" for the fall
University of PortlandPrivateORThe university's goal is to operate in-person, but the president said a href=https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2020/04/university-of-portland-considering-late-start-to-fall-semester" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"it may adjust/a the academic calendar and "conduct some or all of our instruction in an online format if absolutely necessary.""
University of RichmondPrivateVAhttps://www.richmond.edu/coronavirus/messages/index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a
University of RochesterPrivateNYhttps://www.rochester.edu/coronavirus-update/message-from-provost-rob-clark-regarding-the-upcoming-academic-year/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"making plans/a to offer two full semesters of instruction to our undergraduate and graduate students
University of South AlabamaPublicALhttps://www.southalabama.edu/departments/publicrelations/pressreleases/050120reopen.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to resume in-person classes in the fall
University of Southern CaliforniaPrivateCAhttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-28/usc-wont-give-partial-tuition-refunds-even-as-coronvirus-has-forced-campus-to-shift-to-online-learning" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hopes/a to announce fall plans within the next two months
University of South CarolinaPublicSCdecision https://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article242269476.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expected/a by June 15
University of South DakotaPublicSDhttps://www.usd.edu/news/2020/usd-prepares-for-fall-semester-launch" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"will/a resume on-campus instruction in the fall
University of Southern MississippiPublicMShttps://www.usm.edu/news/2020/release/usm-preparing-to-welcome-students-back-to-campuses-this-fall.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a
University of Puget SoundPrivateWAa href=https://www.pugetsound.edu/emergency/coronavirus-2020/frequently-asked-questions/#normalfall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We plan to welcome/a new and returning students to campus in the fall and resume in-person courses … while adhering to public health guidelines."
University of Tennessee at KnoxvillePublicTNa href=https://www.columbiadailyherald.com/news/20200426/what-will-college-in-tennessee-look-like-in-fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"eyeing/a three scenarios: in-person instruction
University of Texas systemPublicTXThe UT System is https://www.utsystem.edu/sites/covid-19/institutional-guidance" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for all institutions to hold classes on campus in the fall
University of VermontPublicVTBased on information currently available
University of VirginiaPublicVAhttps://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/fall-semester-on-the-minds-of-virginias-colleges-and-universities/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a an update on fall by mid June
University of Wisconsin at MadisonPublicWIdecision by the end of July; a href=https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/wisconsin-colleges-weigh-how-to-reopen-campuses-in-fall-amid-covid-19-uncertainty/article_a5423877-c7a4-5be8-93be-750bc5308234.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"currently/a considering face-to-face
Utah System of Higher EducationPublicUThttps://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/4/24/21234793/covid-19-reopen-public-colleges-universities-fall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to resume in-person classes in the fall
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPublicVAhttps://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/fall-semester-on-the-minds-of-virginias-colleges-and-universities/"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer""We have every intention/a of opening our fall semester in-person as long as it is safe to do so."
Virginia TechPublicVAhttps://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2020/04/president-townhall-wrap-042320.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to announce in early June
Wake Forest UniversityPrivateNCa href=https://coronavirus.wfu.edu/frequently-asked-questions-faqs/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"We plan to conduct/a fall semester classes on campus."
Washington State UniversityPublicWAhttps://twitter.com/WSU_Cougar_Pres/status/1253405998267502592" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a for in-person classes
Wayne State UniversityPublicMIhttps://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/04/23/um-hopes-students-campus-fall-wayne-state-michigan-state-lean-online/3013230001/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"leaning/a toward starting fall classes online
West Liberty UniversityPublicWVhttps://westliberty.edu/news/news/alumni/wlu-announces-plans-for-fall-semester/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to start fall semester in-person
West Virginia UniversityPublicWVa href=https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2020/04/23/gee-mountaineer-values-continue-to-guide-us-in-covid-19-response" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"exploring/a a range of scenarios
Westminster CollegePrivateMOhttps://news.westminster-mo.edu/news-releases/westminster-college-confident-that-fall-2020-in-person-classes-will-take-place/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to start fall semester in-person
Wheaton College (Mass.)PrivateMA“We have affirmed our https://wheatoncollege.blog/on-campus-announcements/president/update-on-fall-semester/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intention/a to deliver an on-campus fall semester” subject to the guidance of public-health experts.
Whitworth UniversityPrivateWAhttps://www.whitworth.edu/cms/administration/health-and-counseling-services/health-center/coronavirus-information/plans-to-reopen-and-resume-classes-april-28-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans/a to reopen the campus and resume in-person classes
William Jessup UniversityPrivateCAhttps://jessup.edu/coronavirus-information/forward-together/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"planning/a to open campus in the fall
William Jewell CollegePrivateMOhttps://www.jewell.edu/news-events/intention-to-open-fall-semester" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"intends/a to open for fall semester
Williams CollegePrivateMAhttps://president.williams.edu/writings-and-remarks/letters-from-the-president/timeline-and-process-for-deciding-about-fall-2020/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"plans to announce/a by July 1
Wofford CollegePrivateSCa href=https://www.wofford.edu/Wofford.edu/Documents/About/News/student-parent-qa.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"hopes/a to have everyone return in the fall
Yale UniversityPrivateCTdecision https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2020/04/22/yale-to-announce-fall-plans-by-july/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"expected/a by early July

Chronicle link https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-a-List-of-Colleges-/248626

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Federal Student Loans

April 27, 2020

The maximum amount of federal student loans that are offered to a college freshman is $5,500. (There are some exceptions to the maximum amount which is based on extreme need.) The maximum amount of loans offered each year goes up. The maximum amount of federal student loans that a undergraduate college student can take out is $27,000.

Annual Maximum Loan Limits 
Grade LevelDependent Students
Freshman: 0 – 29 credit hours$5,500 (no more than $3,500 subsidized)
Sophomore: 30 – 59 credit hours$6,500 (no more than $4,500 subsidized)
Junior/Senior: 60+ credit hours$7,500 (no more than $5,500 subsidized)

There are two types of federal student loans that are offered, Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Both of these loans are deferred (no payment is required) during the college years as long as the student is a full time student. Full time student means the student takes 12 credit hours (or more) of classes per semester. (Please note that if a student takes 12 credit hours per semester, this student will NOT graduate in four years.  A student with 16 to 18 credit hours will typically graduate in four years or less.)

Federal student loans that are “unsubsidized’ are loans that will accrue interest during the deferral period. Meaning, if one takes a federal unsubsidized student loan for $1,000, at the end of the deferral period the amount owed would be $1000 plus the interest that accrued. If the unsubsidized loan is not paid off at the end of the deferral period interest will continue to accrue.

Federal student loans that are “subsidized’ are loans that will NOT accrue interest during the deferral period. Meaning, if one takes a federal subsidized student loan for $1,000, at the end of the deferral period the amount owed would be $1000. Once the deferral period ends if the subsidized loan is not paid off, interest will start to accrue.

If a student accepts the federal student loan(s), then it is the responsibility of the student to pay off these loans, not the parent. Parents can choose to help pay off the federal student loan, however parent are not responsible for these loans.

It is up to the college’s discression to offer federal subsidized student loans.

The federal Parent PLUS loan is offered to the parent to cover the gap of the cost of the college. There is no maximum amount of federal Parent PLUS loans, except for the total cost of the college. It is not unusual for some colleges to offer to the parent a federal Parent PLUS loan for $40,000, $50,000 and even $70,000 or more for one year of college.

Parents can choose to accept or decline the federal Parent PLUS loan. Parents can also choose to accept a portion of the federal Parent PLUS loan. For example if the parent was offered $30,000 in the federal Parent PLUS loan, the parent could accept only $20,000 or $10,000 or any amount less than the maxiumum offered.

The federal Parent PLUS loan is not automatically deferred. However you can ask them to defer payments for the federal Parent PLUS loan. Interest will accrue once the funds have been distributed and interest will continue to accrue durring the life of this loan.

If a parent accepts the federal Parent PLUS loan, then it is the responsibility of the parent to pay off these loans, not the student. The student can choose to help pay off the federal Parent PLUS loan, however student is not responsible for these loans.

Loans are NOT free money. Loans must be paid back.

More info can be found here https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans

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Testing Strategies for Younger Students

April 8, 2020

Many times, I will get the response “I didn’t know that my 6th grade student could take the SAT” or “I thought only high school students could take the SAT and ACT test.”

There are no grade restrictions or age restrictions for taking the SAT and ACT tests. (Parents, you could take the test with your student, if you wanted…)

If your student is younger than 13, then parents are required to fill out a special form in order to sit for the test. If the student is age 13 or above, then students (with the parents help) can fill out the online reservation forms. There is a strategic time of the year to take these tests which is typically December -February.  

  • Why should you and your student consider taking the test in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade?
    The primary reason is to get on the college’s radar early.

A while back I had a conversation with Alex and his parents. Alex was a junior in high school. After a few questions, I found out that Alex had a younger brother, Noah, who was in 7th grade at the time. I asked if they heard about these programs for middle school and junior high school students. They had not. After explaining how the program works and why they should consider it. They decided to let their 7th grader Noah, sit and take the SAT test.

Alex, the older brother was admitted to college and got a nice scholarship package. However, because we had more time and started early the results were much better for the younger student. When Noah applied to colleges and was admitted, his results were much stronger as he was sitting on THREE FULL RIDE Scholarships in his senior year of high school. Because he took the test early and did okay on the test, not great, that gave him a confidence boost that carried over into high school. He got on the college’s radar early, did his job with getting great grades and followed AZCollegePlanning.com’s program. This is how he earned those amazing scholarship packages.

If your student is a good academic student and is a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student, consider taking the SAT or ACT test. The student doesn’t have to do great on the test, he/she just needs to do well in one section.

  • Should your student prep before taking these tests?
    The answer is absolutely YES. Getting the minimum score to get on the college’s radar early is one of the keys to open the doors to obtaining the coveted Full-Ride Scholarship. We have a program to help student earn the scores needed.

If you would like to learn more about this, about taking the tests early and about our programs please contact us at 1-888-237-2087 x2. Also check out the website www.AZCollegePlanning.com for more information.

Did you know that Arizona State University starts tracking students as early at 2nd grade? Yes, they have programs for 2nd grade students.

The earlier you start on this process, the better and easier to obtain great results.

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Are Summer Enrichment Programs a Waste of Time?

April 8, 2020

Was your high school student invited to a summer programs with the promise of enrichment, prestige or something else? Many of these programs are expensive. For example, Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes program for high school students for 2020, Tuition is $7,500. (https://summerinstitutes.spcs.stanford.edu/dates-tuitions)

Some of the email and letters sent to high school students and parents typically state that their program will make their student stand out. The wording of the letter sounds like it impresses a college, it does not. Typically, it reads like this:

  • Congratulations!  Based on your outstanding academic achievement and blah blah blah, you have been selected for membership in Our Prestigious Program.

I have dozens and dozens of letters that read exactly the same. Don’t they know that plagiarism is wrong?

Here is a really good question. How did they find out MY student’s “academic achievement”? Are my kids grades public record? No, they are not. So how did that entity get my kids name, did they purchase a list somewhere? Yes, there are many different list companies such as American Student List. All those “sign up for this free thing” collect names and sell them to various entities. Even CollegeBoard sells names (but only to colleges).

So, before you fork out thousands of dollars, do a little research. Don’t be fooled by the heavy stock paper with the gold foil seal.

There are some legitimate summer programs that will truly enrich your student. Typically, the student must apply for the program and is selected. The student may have to submit transcripts, test scores and an essay to qualify. Not everyone is admitted to those types of programs.

However, if you really want to stand out, forgo all those summer programs and forge your own path. That would truly be unique. AZCollegePlanning.com can help students create their own path.

Know before you go.

If you get any of these invitations, and are unsure, give me a call or send an email. I’ll be happy to provide my expert experience. 1-888-237-2087 or info@AZCollegePlanning.com

#summerenrichmentprograms #summerprograms

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