The pandemic has created chaos in all walks of life, especially in an area that most felt overwhelmed with previously. High school students planning to attend college are no longer able to take campus visits to prepare for their future decisions, and some in-person resources are no longer available.
Shawn Coats, M.Ed. is a College Prep Advisor at Class 101 Mesa-Gilbert, shares with parents and students the top three tips to ensure a smooth college planning and admissions during the pandemic:
- Early admission deadlines are approaching, and students should be prepared to submit their applications, college essays, letters of recommendations, and schedule interviews to increase their chances of admission.
- Colleges are still looking for extracurricular activity involvement with students. Shawn has several online options for students to enhance their application.
- Colleges are now tracking IP addresses of interested students and logging the amount of time that the student is on the website, how many emails they open and click on, and if they are following their social media channels. Shawn advises setting up a plan to create regular interactions with the college that you are interested in.
By utilizing these top three tips, along with dedicated study, students on the path to college will have a better chance of admissions.
About Class 101 Mesa Gilbert
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