The more things change.... the more things change!
1. Gap Years Are On The Rise
This is no surprise! As parents wait for the vaccine and for on campus learning to stabilize, many student have opted to take a Gap Year - this is defined as the year after high school, but before starting college. Instead of going directly to college from high school, many students all over the world opt to take a year to work, travel (well once upon a time they did), pursue an interest, build a business or even sharpen their college application profile (it really depends on the student!)
2. International Students Will Be Recruited - HEAVILY!
3. Applications Numbers Will Continue To Rise
You're going to see colleges going OUT OF THEIR WAY with innovative programs and touting student career / success outcomes because all colleges really need to prove their value amidst all this online education. Now more than ever, colleges are making sure that the in person residential experience (and the price they charge for it) remains the top choice for increasingly discriminating parents.