Postsecondary Resources


For faculty and leaders at colleges and universities, resources on protecting and supporting students, continuing education online and managing other challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Federal Guidance

U.S. Department of Education has compiled a list of resources from federal departments and agencies for higher education institutions.

Centers for Disease Control offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, including Resources for Institutes of Higher Education 

New legislation allows Veterans Affairs to treat online learning from  institutions closed because of COVID19 the same as face-to-face courses so the VA doesn’t reduce student housing allowances and other payments.

Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Funds for K-12 and Postsecondary Education - SREB’s summary of the Education Stabilization Fund portion of this emergency relief package.

Explore Where the Money for Higher Ed in the CARES Act Might Go on the Open Campus site.

American Council on Education simulates distribution of CARES Act: Higher Education Relief Fund from NASFAA



ETS is temporarily offering an at home option for the GRE General Test and TOEFL iBT in selected areas where students are unable to go to test centers. 


Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions COVID-19 page

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
says nearly all SACS colleges have submitted notices of closure and are moving to online instruction.

From the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, quick links to programmatic accreditors and changes to their policies.

Planning for Closures and Continued Learning

How University of Kentucky College of Education students are completing field experiences/student teaching 

Beyond the Food Pantry – The Hope Center has created this guide to help colleges support students during this crisis.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a number of free resources, including:

Teacher Preparation

State Policy Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19: Avoid Failing the Next Cohort of New Teachers - An SREB brief provides policy recommendations to ensure this year’s graduating teacher candidates are able to enter the workforce for the next school year.

Student-Teachers In Limbo During School Shutdowns. Here’s How States Can Help from Education Week

What Happens to Student-Teachers When Schools and Colleges Close Due to Coronavirus? from Education Week

Shifting the Clinical Experience Using Virtual Formats - tips and advice from U.S. Prep.

WEBINAR from U.S. Prep: High-Quality Clinical Experiences in Virtual Settings on Monday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - noon EST. Register here.

Resources From Other Regional Higher Education Compacts 

New England Board of Higher Education

Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education