Coronavirus crisis spurs high school seniors’ anxieties about college plans

Los Angeles high school senior Arely Valencia already has collected an impressive bunch of acceptance letters to universities in California and elsewhere and is awaiting decisions from a few more. But she is uncertain and worried about what will happen next on her path to college because of the coronavirus crisis. The health emergency makes it difficult to choose where to enroll because the campus visits to UC Irvine and other schools she is considering are now canceled. Worse, she is concerned that her acceptances could be rescinded if online replacements for her regular high school classes do not meet universities’ requirements.