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Your Pandemic College Search: What to Look For

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The COVID-19 pandemic radically changed life on many university campuses back in March, and continued to affect the Fall 2020 semester. If you’re just beginning your college search, the idea of getting a degree in times like these may seem overwhelming. But at the right school, it doesn’t have to be. Here are three things to look for in your pandemic college search.

Strong Remote Learning Resources

No one signed up for all the changes brought about by the pandemic. While sometimes necessary for the health and safety of students, remote learning can yield a unique set of challenges. Make sure your school has the patience and resources to support you through them. EKU has put together tips, strategies and resources to aid your remote learning, and you can find them all in one place at Find everything you need, from study tips to tech support to mental health resources.

Dedicated Instructors

While the changes brought on by COVID-19 present significant challenges for students, many faculty members face obstacles as well. The sudden shift to online learning back in April meant changing an entire semester of plans almost overnight. However, EKU faculty really stepped up to the plate. The flexibility, patience and compassion they displayed for students made the difference for many between success and failure. You’ll find just a few of those stories on our remote learning resources site.

Commitment to Students

Choosing a college is a huge commitment. You’ll invest a significant part of your time and resources on your education there for the next few years. Make sure your school is committed to you too. EKU is showing their commitment to students through the EKU Advantage, a toolbox of incentives, scholarships, and initiatives designed to help you on your path to a degree, even in times like these. New scholarships, no application fees, and more online options are all new ways we’re investing in your success.

Looking for assistance in your college search? Talk with an admissions counselor and get all your questions answered about college and EKU. Set up your virtual appointment.

Published on December 10, 2020

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