As Pierre Huguet, CEO and co-founder at H&C Education, an educational consulting agency in the New York City area, puts it: “Distance learning is definitely not the ultimate college experience. Many of my students keep telling me, ‘This isn’t what I signed up for!’ and they’re right. Remote learning just isn’t as exciting or fulfilling as a campus experience that allows students to interact with peers and faculty.”

He also says, since the process behind remote learning is largely the same, no matter which institution you choose to attend, many of the families  he works with are balking at the idea of paying full tuition.