Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Common App Adds Optional COVID Essay Questions! Get the scoop at the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
by Ian Fisher, former admissions officer at Reed College
Last week, the Common App announced it will add a short COVID-19-themed essay question for students applying to college this fall. This came as little surprise to those of us at Bright Horizons College Coach, where one of our more prescient educators even had a dream about this addition, way back on April 10. We have long anticipated that colleges would offer a way for students to express how this global pandemic has upended the ordinary parts of their lives, and the question below will give them an opportunity to do exactly that:
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