Optional COVID-19 Impact Essay

Will the application have an opportunity for me to explain how COVID-19 has impacted me?

The Common Application includes an optional essay prompt related to the impact of COVID-19 on the applicant. We encourage students to share their specific circumstances, and we will bring empathy and compassion to our holistic review process.

The full prompt as it will appear in the "Additional Information" section of the Common Application is listed below:

Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those impacts. Colleges care about the effects on your health and well-being, safety, family circumstances, future plans, and education, including access to reliable technology and quiet study spaces.

  • Do you wish to share anything on this topic? Y/N
  • Please use this space to describe how these events have impacted you.

Your response will be limited to 250 words.

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