During this challenging time for parents and teens, we wanted to help you keep your teens on track for college admissions. Last week, LifeLaunchr founder Venkates Swaminathan held a webinar to provide up-to-date information, review resources, and answer questions to help your teen stay on track for college admissions through the coronavirus pandemic.
When:Watch On Demand
To Register: Click here
The webinar covers questions about:
- Deadlines and requirements for students who have already applied or will be applying for Fall 2020
- How this affects students who will be applying for Spring or Fall of 2021
- Ways to keep your teens on track academically and socially
- Testing requirements and changes, including what the College Board and ACT are doing
- College fairs and visits
- Issues for international students
The responses to the coronavirus pandemic create a fast-changing situation, so the answers to all questions vary, sometimes by the minute. We will do our best to make sure we have the correct information, and if you have specific questions, we can help you research the right answers or point you at reliable resources.
In the meantime, here are some useful resources with reliable information:
- The National Association for College Admission Counseling is keeping track of changes to college admissions procedures, deadlines, and requirements. This web page can be a good starting point, although things do change quickly, so it is always advisable to check with individual universities.
- This article in USA Today has a helpful guide to strategies parents can use at home while their children are out of school.
- Schoolclosures.org has a good list of resources for parents and teens to help with everything, from food to tutoring.
- The College Board is considering ways to keep AP students on track and to administer AP tests online this year. The AP tests will be 45 minutes long, offered online, and can be taken at home. This page should be kept up-to-date.
The College Board also has free classes every day, and a youtube channel.
- Both the ACT and the SAT have canceled (or rescheduled) upcoming tests. You can keep track of the changes at these links:
- Many colleges have canceled college visits, but virtual fairs are replacing those, and you can see a reasonably up-to-date list at this link.
- More colleges are going test-optional in response to this situation and all the uncertainty about standardized testing. Fairtest maintains an up-to-date list of such colleges.
The webinar details again.
When: Watch On Demand.
To Register: Click here
If you need personalized help, please schedule a free consultation with LifeLaunchr.