Deepening Our Commitment to Students During

Covid-19

Our hearts go out to the members of our community that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a challenging time in so many ways. And from our viewpoint, we see students grappling with college decisions in the face of so much uncertainty.

AdvanceEDU students and friends,

As we launch this summer, AdvanceEDU only deepens its commitment to serving Denver students, knowing  the barriers that too often keep students from persisting in higher education—financial constraints, the need for more flexibility and support, and the desire to feel connected within a community—will only be more pronounced as COVID-19 continues to affect the way we live, work, and study.

Safety will be at the forefront as we begin to serve students. AdvanceEDU is built entirely on  flexibility, and we’ll continue to onboard and serve students safely and with a continued focus on high-quality coaching and personalized support while remote. You can read more about our COVID-19 operating plan below. 

College decisions shouldn’t fall on your shoulders alone right now. If you are looking to start or restart your degree and would like to talk through college options amidst COVID-19, we’re here to help—even if that means you don’t choose AdvanceEDU. Reach out today, we are ready to work with you!

AdvanceEDU COVID-19 Operating Plan Summary

Some Social Distancing Safer-at-Home; Heavy Social Distancing Stay-at-Home Restrictions
Campus
  • Open for urgent meetings and students to study by request/appointment for max 15 students at a time; masks preferred and provided as needed to students
  • Frequent sanitization of office, technology, workspaces, etc.
  • Staff hold virtual office hours
Max 10 students at a time by request/appointment; virtual office hours; masks required 100% virtual; all resources available online and through coach
Success Coach
  • Meet virtually each week except urgent needs
  • Weekly text check-ins each Monday
  • Email AdvanceEDU weekly updates
  • Help students analyze COVID-19 personal, educational, and professional implications to help problem-solve as needed
Additional touchpoints with students based on individual needs
  • 100% virtual meetings
  • Weekly text check-ins also each Thursday
Other Support and Resources
  • Provide laptops and wifi hotspots to students who do not have access
  • Students still have access to all SNHU academic supports/resources, career exploration curriculum, AdvanceEDU Onboarding materials
  • Continued AdvanceEDU virtual support for all financial aid, application, and enrollment processes
Extra focus providing urgent and direct resource referrals to students as needed
Community and Communications
  • Send frequent, clear, and concise updates about any AdvanceEDU changes related to COVID-19 as well as resources that will help students with likely additional needs
  • Hold virtual community-building events
  • Provide virtual engagement on student website and online communication channels
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