On April 1st, the American Association of College Registrars and Officers (AACRAO) released its Guidance on Admissions from Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Impacted Terms. This resource makes several suggestions for postsecondary institutions to consider, considering the unusual circumstances that we are all facing.
Many institutions have already incorporated some or all the guidance from AACRAO into their admissions policies. I want to speak to each from a data and analytics perspective, specifically for Admitting Undergraduate Transfer Students. Hopefully this will set you up to better understand later what really happened during these challenging times. Below are my thoughts on each guideline:
On the surface, each of these guidelines is very practical given the circumstances, however, following the best practices I've provided should help your institution to maintain long-term data quality.