by Sally Ganga, former admissions officer at the University of Chicago
In my day-to-day discussions with families, they regularly ask how to handle the educational disruptions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic and how colleges will view those disruptions. The conversation almost always turns to online schooling. Some students do not feel comfortable returning to in-person schooling in the fall even if it is available. Others want to supplement their in-person classes, and online coursework is the obvious option. But are there respected and legitimate online options? And how will colleges view online schooling?