Trying to decide your plans after high school is stressful in a normal year and the pandemic has surely taken that stress to the next level. In an effort to shed some light on the changes colleges have made to the admission process and to take a little of the stress away, here are a few articles to guide students and parents as they begin the admissions process. Also included are a few eBook recommendations available from Hoopla.

CollegeApplicationsTips for Applying to College During a Pandemic

  • 7 Tips for the Class of 2021: get organized, start your Common Application account early, explore essay prompts, think about teacher recommendations, the test prep dilemma, broaden your skills, practice gratitude

Do you need help writing a college essay?
Fiske Real College Essays That Work by Edward B. Fiske 

In a Nutshell: Things to Know About College Admission During a Global Pandemic

  • College applications will be evaluated within the context of the pandemic
  • Students will be evaluated on all parts of the application
  • Many schools are going test-optional in regards to ACT and SAT
  • Reach out to the college or university admissions department to get specifics

Is the college application process overwhelming right now?
Surviving the College Application Process by Lisa Bleich

Applying to College During a Pandemic: College Admission Deans Offer 5 Tips

  • 5 tips for students: focus on self-care, academic work, service and contributions to others, family contributions, extracurricular and summer activities

Are you wondering what to do for self-care?
Meditation (Teen Mental Health Series) by Andrew Moore


By Sarah Deisler,
Assistant Youth Services Coordinator