Webcast: What the Coronavirus Means for College Admissions

Chris Gruber, left, and Jeff Selingo, right, professional headshots

College-bound high school seniors and high schoolers just beginning to look at colleges are grappling with big decisions in uncertain times.

Chris Gruber, Davidson’s vice president and dean of admission and financial aid, offered parents and students advice this week during a webcast to discuss college admission and the coronavirus. The “virtual office hour” was part of a series hosted by Washington Post contributor and bestselling author Jeff Selingo.

Gruber, Janet Godwin, chief operating officer at ACT, and Gary Clark, UCLA’s director of undergraduate admission, fielded questions about how the coronavirus will affect the college search for high-school juniors and seniors, as well as what the crisis means for college students today.

Register to watch a recording of the session on demand.

Next week, Selingo will host a virtual office hour on financial-aid issues to be followed by a webcast on the job/internship search for college students. Look for details at Grown & Flown and on Selingo’s social media feeds @jselingo.


  • April 2, 2020