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  1. So maybe it won’t have too much of an overall impact on most schools’ enrollment? I’m kind of surprised about that. My sister told me last night that VA Tech is short housing for 1,900 incoming freshman again this year, which also surprised me.
  2. My dd’s school announced yesterday that they will have all students back on campus by August 24th. They will have live classes, but practice social distancing, which should be interesting. They will also offer online options for students and faculty with health issues. They are eliminating fall break and moving to online instruction for the final week or two after Thanksgiving break.
  3. That’s not really a deferment then, though. Hopefully, they are upfront about that to those they are granting a deferment to.
  4. Smart idea to have your ds register for a few extra classes than he needs to give him wiggle room to drop the ones that aren't as good. My dd's school had mentioned potentially starting later in the fall at one point, but everything they have online at the moment indicates they are planning on a normal start date. Everything is subject to change at a moment's notice I imagine.
  5. Ah, well I really hope he gets in. I really was just trying to ease fears about the impact of students deferring. My ds has some lds and I was very worried about him getting into college a couple of years ago and he got in every place he applied, but none of them were highly competitive schools. (I think the lowest acceptance rate was about 60%.) My dd is a super high achiever and we skipped most of the super competitive schools because they didn't offer what she wanted. She found a lot of less competitive schools that seemed to be a better fit for what she was looking for. I overly stressed throughout the whole process with both of them.
  6. Is your son thinking of applying to super selective colleges? If not, the whole process isn't really that competitive. If he is, it's hard to imagine selective college admissions getting much more competitive than they are now anyway.
  7. Mine will be attending, whether classes are online or not. She greatly prefers to be on campus, but there doesn't seem to be a huge upside to taking a gap year when opportunities will likely be limited for the same reason campuses would be closed. At least online classes give her some structure and opportunity for moving forward with her plans.
  8. Have you checked The Potters School? I know they offer AP Spanish Language and get good results on the AP exam. It is surprisingly difficult to find good AP Spanish classes that are offered online to homeschoolers. I'm not sure why. Matroyshka on this board had offered to teach AP Spanish Lit to a bunch of students on this board, but didn't get enough of a commitment to go through with the class, I believe. She might be someone to check with.
  9. My dd really considered this class because she loved Dr. Fisher when she had her for Latin one year. But, in the end, we ruled it out because of the writing assignments. She had already done so much of that type of writing. I haven't really looked at it, so I don't know how much it's changed since we considered it, but here's the syllabus for the class. https://www.quia.com/files/quia/users/mcsueberry/MuseontheLoose/Syllabi/2017_MOTL_Syllabus You can find many of the Lukeion syllabi by googling "Lukeion Quia" and whatever the class name is. I've found that really helpful in determining which classes we really wanted to take.
  10. I agree. But there does seem to be a momentum toward starting to consider to reopen things and that makes me hopeful.
  11. Both of my kids' schools -- CNU and URichmond, have let us know their first choice is to have students on campus and that if there is any way they can do that, they will. I am hoping and praying this is possible. Richmond says they will be making a decision by the beginning of July, if not sooner. CNU hasn't given us dates, but I have full faith in President Trible and if there is any way he can have the students on campus, I know the man will do it. Richmond held a webinar last night, addressing student and parent concerns and sharing their hopes and contingency plans and my dd and I felt very positive about the administration and their handling of the issue. Richmond spoke about many students having asked about deferring freshman year and said they were considering even allowing a semester deferral, so that students could begin in the spring. This could be especially important for international students. Another thought they had was being open to starting the fall semester a little later than usual.
  12. Frankly, I’m highly doubtful that GOOD online classes will be offered by most schools no matter how much time they have to prepare. My kids have participated in many and the good ones have been far and few between. So, before tanking kids’ education for another semester, they could at least wait until the end of April or May to make a decision for September.. Shouldn’t 3 or 4 months be enough time to prepare for a semester-long class? Thankfully, most colleges aren’t jumping on this bandwagon yet.
  13. I read it as rather than move to online classes in the fall, they would wait until January to begin in-person classes. But I could be wrong, of course. I often am.🙂
  14. It's too early for them to be issuing decisions like this, imo. Why can't they just chill out and wait a bit?
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