Will COVID-19 move back decision day?

What will COVID-19 mean for upcoming enrollment decisions?

With on-campus visit days canceling nationwide, some universities, including Oregon State University, have pushed back their decision day – typically May 1, back to June 1.

The goal is to provide students with more time to decide, who now may not have access to high school guidance counselors, and also with new pressure on the pocketbook from a market crash, the college decision has just become much more financially difficult as well.

The takeaway? Will other universities follow suit with a June 1 decision day – or perhaps even waive decision day altogether this year and move to a rolling admission process? And will this be a temporary “bug” that turns into a feature moving forward?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.