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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University of Arizona Honors Essay Prompt 2020

October 16, 2019

University of Arizona Honors College 2020-2021

Choose ONE prompt – 500 words max

Essay Option #1:

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Maturity is a virtue that we all strive for but often find difficult to obtain. It is a quality that we must acquire at some point in our lives as we become adults. What do you think it means to be a mature person?

Write a well-organized essay in which you describe what you think are some of the qualities that make a person mature.

Essay Option #2:

We experience many types of relationships with our family and friends during our lifetimes. Some of these relationships survive over the years, while others deteriorate. What qualities are important to learn and develop in order to sustain healthy, lasting relationships?

In a well-developed essay, discuss those qualities that you feel contribute to a healthy relationship. Support your answer with specific details or examples from your own experience or reading.

Essay Option #3:

Many people have argued that the skills needed to be successful in today's workforce have changed. What skills do you feel an individual needs to be successful in a job today? Why do you feel these skills are most important?

In an essay to be read by a teacher, identify the skills you feel are most needed by an individual to be successful at work and provide reasons to persuade your teacher that these are the most critical skills for success

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2020 Arizona State University Barrett application essays prompts

September 26, 2019

2020 ASU Barrett application essays prompts

The 2020 Barrett application essays allow you to address our admissions committee in your own voice. Your essays will let us better see you as a future scholar in our honors community. Both responses will be uploaded within a single document (PDF format strongly preferred, Microsoft Word also accepted).

Keep the following in mind:

  • We have a deep interest in knowing why you are considering Barrett, The Honors College.
  • Our admissions committee values intellectual curiosity.
  • The essays will contribute to our assessment of your ability to write effectively, a key skill for success in the honors curriculum.

Essay 1: With an essay of 300 - 500 words, react to the following: what do other generations misunderstand about yours?

Essay 2: With an essay of 300 - 500 words, reply to one of the following four prompts. Your response may be critical or creative.

     a) Biologically speaking, whales are mammals. However, author Herman Melville famously claimed that since they look like fish and in most ways behave like fish, they are fish no matter what science says. Defend Melville's position.
     b) Many individuals, groups, and organizations enhance Barrett through their support (scholarship gifts, internship positions, alumni mentorship, etc.). As a student, given these external contributions to the honors college experience, what (if anything) would you owe to others?
     c) Author bell hooks says "It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego." Reflect on how this quote applies to a particular moment in your life.
     d) Water.

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University of California Prompts for 2020 Admissions

September 26, 2019

University of California Essay Prompts for 2020 Admissions

Write your responses to the personal insight questions in advance What you tell us in your responses gives us the context to better understand the rest of the information you’ve provided in your application. Be open, be honest, be yourself.

Instructions: You will have 8 questions to choose from. You must respond to only 4 of the 8 questions. Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words. Which questions you choose to answer is entirely up to you. All questions are given equal consideration in the application review process.

Questions:

  1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
  • Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
  • What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
  • Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
  • Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
  • Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
  • What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
  • Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
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Flinn Scholarship essay prompts 2020

August 12, 2019

The deadline to apply for the Flinn Scholarship is Monday, September 16, 2019.

The 2020 Flinn Scholarship application is now open. Apply by September 16.

Apply Here https://flinn.org/flinn-scholars/the-scholarship/apply/

Please answer each question with no more than 140 characters.

  1. What will be the title of your autobiography?
  2. 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?
  3. What do you worry about most?
  4. What is the greatest challenge you face entering college?
  5. 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

Tell us about a time your involvement in a situation or activity positively impacted the outcome. 300-word maximum

Think about your intended career (or a possible career, given your interests). If you sought to mitigate inequity through that career, what would doing so look like? 300-word maximum


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

AZCollegePlanning wishes you the best of success!

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