College official: Criteria for accepting students should be adjusted due to coronavirus pandemic

School doors have been closed for the year, and the switch to virtual classes may affect students getting into college, some officials say.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2020, 12:27 AM

Updated 1,475 days ago

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School doors have been closed for the year, and the switch to virtual classes may affect students getting into college, some officials say.
The College Board says, "We're working hard to make the SAT available in school and out of school as soon as possible," and open-book AP exams are now being given online.
It says, "To be fair to all students... the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March."
Michael Baston, the president of Rockland Community College, says the criteria for accepting students should be adjusted.
Michael Roe, the associate dean, says campus tours and onboarding have gone virtual. He says while it's safe and convenient, the school doesn't have the opportunity to talk to students at high schools and have counselors help them identify students that may be late to apply.
Officials say many students may find themselves choosing a local school during the crisis and live safely at home.
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