Colleges and universities have moved to online courses as a response to the coronavirus crisis.
But beyond this semester, some big concerns remain for administrators and students -- when will it be safe to reopen on-campus classes? Will the fall semester be delayed? And if a college or university does reopen, will students show up? For colleges and universities, beyond the safety concerns, a drop in enrollment would pose a big financial hit. And a reduction in international students, who often pay full tuition, can drastically reduce a school's income. If some or all classes have to continue online, some students may not be willing to pay full tuition if they're not getting the full college experience.
If you're a current or prospective college student who's weighing your options differently now, we want to hear from you. Call 866-893-5722.
Lee Gardner, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covering the management of the university, he's been writing about how college administrators are preparing for the financial disruption of Covid-19; he tweets @_lee_g
Jon Reider, independent college consultant; former director of college counseling at San Francisco University High School, former admissions officer at Stanford University (1985 - 2000)