Here’s the Deal on the COVID-19 Essay Question on the Common App

By Michaela September 30, 2020 College Application Covid-19 Press

High school junior students have had every element of their college admissions disrupted by the pandemic, and now it has filtered into college applications, too. The Common Application recently announced the addition of an optional essay to their application platform focused entirely on the effect the pandemic has had upon your life in just 250 short words.

Since the essay is optional, should you submit an essay for this prompt? How do you even begin to approach writing it? 

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