Discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the college plans of the Class of 2020, College Transitions CEO, Andrew Belasco, spoke with WKBW in Buffalo, New York. As Andrew said, “A significant percentage of our students and families, about 1 in 4 are re-thinking their college plans.” On the topic of whether colleges would accept requests for gap years, he stated, “”I think by and large the overwhelming majority of schools will accommodate a deferral, especially this year…Colleges are experiencing a lot of problems of their own and they very much want to keep the students that originally committed to them.”

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Andrew also spoke with the station on-air a second time in May, regarding the cancellation of the June SAT. Watch that clip here.

Dave has over a decade of professional experience that includes work as a teacher, high school administrator, college professor, and independent educational consultant. He is a co-author of the books The Enlightened College Applicant (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) and Colleges Worth Your Money (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).