When evaluating how they handled campus reopenings this fall amid COVID-19, most colleges and universities acknowledge that they have not earned high marks, according to a new Kaplan survey of admissions officers at more than 300 institutions of higher learning across the United States.

When asked to give a grade to their industry’s ‘reopening’ performance as a whole, taking into account factors like implementing new safety precautions, delivering courses, and communicating with students and parents, only 4 percent gave an A; 36 percent gave a B; 51 percent, a C; 9 percent, a D; and 1 percent, an F.

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The survey, which spanned two weeks from mid to late September, was conducted amid reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at several large universities across the country. It came at the same time when some schools, which had decided to conduct classes in-person, did an about-face and instead moved to strictly online.

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