COVID-19 UPDATES

GENERAL

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping education

https://qz.com/1826369/how-coronavirus-is-changing-education/

USA

College Calendars in the Pandemic: No Fall Break and Home by Thanksgiving

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/19/us/coronavirus-college-fall-semester.html

Fearing a Second Wave, Cal State Will Keep Classes Online in the Fall

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/us/cal-state-online-classes.html

How international students are supposed to deal with coronavirus, according to their US universities

https://qz.com/1822530/us-universities-coronavirus-plans-for-international-students/

Universities begin considering the possibility of canceling in-person classes until 2021 (CNN)

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/14/us/university-may-cancel-classes-fall-2021-trnd/index.html

Indian embassy in USA has issued detailed guidelines for Indian students in USA

https://indianembassyusa.gov.in/News?id=24947

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has confirmed that international students can temporarily engage in distance-learning, either from within the U.S. or outside the country, in light of COVID-19, without any penalty to their visa status. The five-month temporary absence rule will not apply for students who remain in Active status. Read the full SEVP guidance here:

https://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Document/2020/COVID-19FAQ.pdf

Safety on Campus During the Coronavirus Outbreak

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/coronavirus-on-campus-how-college-students-can-stay-safe

What to Know as Coronavirus Leads to Online Exams

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/what-to-expect-from-online-exams-required-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak

Colleges with Extended Enrollment Deposit Deadlines

https://blog.ivywise.com/blog-0/colleges-with-extended-enrollment-deposit-deadlines

10 Ways College Students Can Navigate the Coronavirus Outbreak

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/slideshows/ways-college-students-can-navigate-the-coronavirus-outbreak

Crowdsourced Google spreadsheet of campus closures

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19wJZekxpewDQmApULkvZRBpBwcnd5gZlZF2SEU2WQD8/htmlview?sle=true&pru=AAABcO3v42M*o-H9cgfwfoX6jLFUL7kz4g

The Student Revolt Over MBA Tuition For Online Classes

https://poetsandquants.com/2020/04/06/the-student-revolt-over-mba-tuition/?pq-category=business-school-news

A Third Of Admits May Defer, While 43% Want Tuition Lowered If Classes Are Online

https://poetsandquants.com/2020/03/29/pq-survey-a-third-of-admits-may-defer-while-43-want-tuition-lowered-if-classes-are-online/

College Policies On Exams

In particular around exams and preventing plagiarism or cheating, a significant increase in usage of tools like Turnitin and Respondus has been seen. While higher education braces for the coronavirus crisis to extend into the summer, possibly affecting fall courses and exams, much remains unknown about how college policies on exams will evolve.

UK

UK university applicants: What you should know amid COVID-19 uncertainty

https://www.studyinternational.com/news/uk-university-covid-19-uncertainty/

Covid-19 and UK universities: international updates and FAQs

https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/International/Pages/Covid-19-intl.aspx

Information regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak

https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/moving-uk/coronavirus

SINGAPORE

COVID-19: Updates from Singapore (Weekly Webinars)

https://nus-sg.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115861420292/WN_Lb-k1uKBSQiNjS6E-BUTag

JCU- Updates on Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.jcu.edu.sg/updates-on-covid-19

National University of Singapore

http://nus.edu.sg/osa/resources/dos-update

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