1. Begin your College Education in Fall of 2020 at the school you originally planned?
  2. Enroll at your local Community College for the first year or two, then transfer to another university or college where you can earn your diploma from?
  3. Take a “GAP YEAR”?

With all of the UNKNOWNS and UNCERTAINCIES, most Universities and Colleges are not yet clear on what the Fall 2020 semester will be.  There is a possibility that they will offer only remote learning and no on-campus living.  OR, it is still possible that schools will reopen (possibly) with limited classroom access for physical attendance, exercising social distancing and strict precautionary measures with specific limitations for safety.

  1. Your original College enrollment – If you decide this is what you want to do, your school will most definitely work to make sure you get the best college education and experience possible. It may not be the “typical or traditional” semester, but you should be confident that your University/College will provide the education you expect and deserve.  We suggest to contact your school for the latest and most updated information about your Fall 2020 semester.
  2. Community College – Some students may opt to enroll in their local Community College for their initial year (or two). This can possibly save some tuition costs while taking some core (or mandatory) classes that could be transferrable to their next school of choice from which they will earn a degree.

Finance and Career Counselors are always on hand to discuss students’ options and help guide them to make the right decision for themselves.

More information on this is cited on CNBC:

Community colleges could see a surge in popularity amid Covid-19

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/students-consider-starting-out-at-community-college-amid-coronavirus.html

  1. Take a “GAP YEAR” – Some students (especially during this COVID-19 pandemic) may be considering deferral of beginning college, or applying for a “Gap Year”.

Taking a “Gap Year” may be a consideration or viable solution for those students who are not absolutely sure how to proceed with their college education.  There can be many reasons why a student is confused or conflicted about beginning the next phase of their higher education.

All Universities and Colleges have Guidance/Career Counselors and Finance Counselors on staff and are there to help students when making these decisions.  If you would like to discuss all options, you should contact your school to make a (virtual) appointment.

More information on this (including Pros and CONS), cited on AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.

Taking a Gap Year Before College

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/taking-a-gap-year-before-college/

and/or from: The Wall Street Journal

Gap Year Ideas for College Students

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/well/family/college-students-gap-year-coronavirus.html