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Resources Students Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Looking to stay up-to-date, productive, and entertained during the coronavirus outbreak? Check out this helpful index of links!

Since the coronavirus began spreading across the US in 2020, the situtation has been changing rapidly. Life as we knew it changed dramatically when the US government encouraged Americans to practice social distancing by staying home as much as possible and avoiding crowds in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

We know this is a scary, confusing, and unprecedented time. That’s why it’s important to educate yourself, remain calm, and use your time at home productively. We’ve gathered all the best info to help students get through this uncertain situation. You can use this index to find the most accurate information and recommendations to stay safe and healthy; the latest stories about higher education that you need to know about; resources to help you keep up with your schoolwork and the college/scholarship search; and ways to entertain yourself while you’re stuck at home. Stay safe! 

The most accurate COVID-19 info

These are the best resources for the most up-to-date and accurate information on the COVID-19 outbreak.

The latest news from CX

Here's all the news we're sharing on the situation. Check back regularly for updates!

School news from the beginning of the outbreak

Applying to college during a pandemic

College admission boosters

Advice just for high schoolers

College campus life

College majors and academics

Financial aid news and advice

Advice just for job seekers and grad students

Mental health and personal safety

Good news

Researching and applying to colleges           

Just about everything has been cancelled these days, but your college plans don’t have to be! Think about the future and use these tools to keep your college search on track. 

College search

College applications

Searching and applying for scholarships

We think anytime is a good time to search for scholarships—and now you have even more time at home to do so. Learn how to search smarter and win more free money for college with these helpful tips. 

Taking standardized tests (or not?)

The pandemic has shaken the world of standardized testing, with many colleges and universities transitioning to test-optional or test-blind admission to take the burden off prospective students. Read the news about the SAT, ACT, and other exams here.  

Campus visit alternatives

Bummed that your campus visits and open houses have been canceled? You can still get a good feel for a college without physically visiting. Here’s how.

E-learning

Many schools and campuses have shut their doors and are finishing up the semester online. Here are a few different e-learning resources to help you navigate this new classroom format. 

Keeping busy at home

Be sure to relax and enjoy some quality time with your family while you’re stuck at home. When you finally get sick of them, however, give these options a try.  

Free virtual stuff to do

There are so many free online resources for learning, fun, and relaxation, from museum and park tours to ways to exercise and stand together during this crazy time. 

  • Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour: You may not be able to travel to this national landmark anytime soon, but you can explore it through their website and make plans to visit in person when things get back to normal. 
  • Farm Food 360 Virtual Tours: Learn everything about cheese and milk processing, apple orchards, and other farm operations—or just watch all the cute animal videos.  
  • Louvre Online Tours: Visit the famed Paris art museum virtually and see Egyptian antiquities, remains of the Louvre’s moat, and more. 
  • DoYogaWithMe: Clear your mind and relieve some stress with hundreds of streaming instructional yoga videos for all levels. 
  • Jimmy Fallon’s Cowbell Challenge: The Tonight Show host encouraged everyone to open their windows at 3:00 pm ET on Friday, March 20 and bang a cowbell (or a pot or pan) to make some noise in support of first responders and each other. Everyone could use a little more cowbell right now! 

Have questions or concerns, or just need a friend right now? Feel free to email us. We're all in this together! 

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