After a year long process of standardized tests, college applications, visits,and arguments about which colleges to apply to; my son had narrowed his options down to about 4 schools. And then Covid19 hit.
Senior year and all the rituals leading to graduation were suddenly put on hold. Basketball playoffs over after 2 victories. Baseball tryouts over and so is the season. The big high school musical will never make it on stage. And prom and graduation seem like long shots. Not sure how this chapter will end.
And colleges are acting as if all will be fine on the fall, so commit by May1. Really? How are you so sure? Does a vaccine seem a certainty?
I never thought we’d be thinking about deferrals. Never envisioned a gap year courtesy of Corona. Seems anti-climactic to go to college online. And he could accomplish that just as easily at junior college as he could at a 4 year university. And for a lot less money.
As forward thinking as this dad has been- never dreamed college might be put on hold.