ETC College Planning Autumn 2020
College Planning Guidance And Data For The COVID Crisis
April 2020 - Colleges may not be open in the fall semester of 2020 for in-classroom instruction. In this environment of uncertainty, limiting your downside risk is important. You do not want to be in a predicament where you’re committed – possibly to an expensive college, that can’t deliver a full open campus, in-classroom education experience.
In this environment, it is prudent to be risk averse. We have evaluated the options which are available to college bound students for fall of 2020. Colleges can’t tell you the conditions they will be operating under next fall, and they certainly can’t guarantee anyone that they will offer an open campus, in-classroom experience. If colleges do open for the fall semester, the possibility exists that a ‘second wave’ shutdown could occur. Because of the uncertainty surrounding colleges and their fall semester, we are advocating that students adopt a low cost, low risk strategy to attending college this fall. What this will entail, is as follows:
- Live at home. We say this because if there is a continued lockdown, or a secondary outbreak – you will live at home.
- Attend a college near your home that offers the following:
- A satisfactory level of online curriculum
- Is geographically close enough to home to allow you to commute should classes be open for in-classroom instruction
- Credits are transferable to your preferred institution, should you choose to transfer
With the aforementioned in mind, we’ve created a database of all US colleges that offer both in-classroom and high quality online instruction. Not all online classes are created equal. Experience counts – Zoom and email are not on par with colleges that have the software necessary to support a comprehensive online program, and the critical years of experience in delivering curriculum through an online program.
These are the college options which are available to you in the fall of 2020:
|Avg Salary at age 25|
|Go into job market (Take a gap Year)||$25K|
|2 year/vocational college, then job||$35k|
|2 yr college, transfer to 4 yr college, then job||$40K|
|4 yr. public college||$45K|