Friday would have been a momentous day for many high school seniors.
May 1 is National Decision Day, when students get to choose what college or university they will attend in the fall.
But the coronavirus pandemic has upended those plans.
How important is the college environment to you? Would you commit to a college or university you can’t visit or physically attend in the fall? Are you deferring and taking a gap year instead?
Phil Trout is a college counselor at Minnetonka High School
Holly Evans is a school counselor at Mankato East High School and sits on the governing board of the Minnesota School Counselor Association.
Geoff Wilson is the executive director of the Minnesota branch for College Possible, a national nonprofit focused on getting low-income students into college.
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