Coronavirus and College Admission

Information and resources for college counseling and admission professionals, students, and families adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

Tracking Tools

Two New Tools Are Tracking the Status of College Admission

NACAC has developed two new tools to track the status of college admission in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The first tool, NACAC's College Admission Status Update 2.0, compiles in one place campus changes to college admission due to the coronavirus outbreak. The second tool, NACAC's Secondary Schools College Admission Services Update, provides information on the challenges of providing high school students with guidance at a time when many schools are closed or disrupted.

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Resources & Updates

NACAC Update: COVID-19

This web page provides updates on how the coronavirus crisis is impacting NACAC members, the college counseling and admission field, students, and families.

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A Message About Upcoming NACAC Conferences

Please review this message for details about NACAC's plans for upcoming conferences. The Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) conference is moving online for 2020 as a new, virtual event on July 27-30 that replaces the in-person conference originally scheduled for the same time period. Currently, the NACAC National Conference is still planned for Sept. 24-26 in Minneapolis. However, the board of directors is considering member input regarding this conference in the wake of the civil rights crisis in the city as well as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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NACAC Work-From-Home Resources

This collection of NACAC resources are ready-to-use and helpful to high school students, parents, counselors, and admission professionals who are continuing to proceed through the college admission process even while away from school or office.

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See the full list of coronavirus-related resources from NACAC

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NACAC Insights

52 percent of colleges have extended their usual May 1 deadline for students to accept an offer of admission for Fall 2020. Among the 605 responding colleges that have traditionally operated with the May 1 national reply date, the 52 percent that are extending the date are most often choosing June 1.

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Twitter Chats: #NACACchat

Financial Aid in the Age of COVID-19

April 30 at 2 p.m. ET

Advising High School Juniors During COVID-19

May 19 at 2 p.m. ET

Free Webinars

Free Webinars

Dozens of free webinars on adjusting to coronavirus-related changes are available or coming soon! Each is recorded and available afterwards to registered participants. See the full list of webinars (both upcoming and previously aired).

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Virus Response Resource Directory

Virus Response Resource Directory

As we all improvise to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances, we collectively realize: We are all in need of a few good ideas and strategies! Use our new directory to share resources, models, samples, and other materials that you have developed for your offices, your students/families, or for your schools/institutions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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NACAC President: "A Time to Double Down on Students"

NACAC President: "A Time to Double Down on Students"

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, NACAC President Jayne Caflin Fonash encourages college admission counselors and professionals to double down on one objective above all others: to help students and families navigate this continuously shifting terrain and make decisions about enrollment for this coming fall, and the years immediately ahead.

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