NACAC Urges Flexibility in Wake of Coronavirus

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NACAC is one of several education organizations encouraging their members to be mindful of the impacts of the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak on students, families, staff, and colleagues.

In a statement issued yesterday, the association urged flexibility for students, families, and counselors in the affected areas and encouraged its members to take action where necessary.

“School closures, the cancellation of scheduled standardized test dates (currently ACT, TOEFL, and IELTS February test dates), the postponement of college fairs and college visits, and limitations on travel may affect students in the college admission cycle, the counselors who support them, and admission officers who may be traveling to meet with prospective students,” the statement notes. “NACAC encourages flexibility with admission deadlines that may be impacted by this situation. Open communication between counselors and admission officers about any disruptions and possible accommodations is encouraged.”

Read the full statement.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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