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Coronavirus & College: What You Need To Know & Do

Coronavirus & College: What You Need To Know & Do

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Prepare for College

Although life looks very different, the steps to preparing for college remain (mostly) the same. Find out what you need to do to get ready with our college checklists for every grade.

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Explore Colleges

There are many ways to learn about a campus online. Colleges are offering virtual tours and information sesions, social media Q&A, and opportunities to chat with students and staff.

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Virtual College Night

Hear from Oregon experts about preparing, paying, and exploring options.

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Apply to College

Fall is still the time to begin applying to colleges. Ask for virtual help from a counselor or trusted adult and use our resources to get answers to frequently asked questions.

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Pay for College

Fill out the FAFSA or ORSAA when they open in October to be eligible for financial aid. If coronavirus has changed your financial situation, make sure to reach out to a college's financial aid office.

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Admissions Tests

Due to coronavirus, most colleges, incuding all Oregon colleges, as well as many scholarship providers have relaxed their testing requirements for students applying to start in the fall of 2021.

Therefore, most seniors will not need to take the SAT or ACT.