COVID-19 Question Common App 2020-2021

“We are grateful for the feedback we received from our college and university members and the counseling community about how to help students share how the current health crisis has impacted them personally and educationally. The goal is to have a central place for students and counselors to describe their experiences due to COVID-19 only once while providing colleges and universities the information they need to understand each student’s unique context.”

Jenny Rickard, President & CEO, Common App

"The inclusion of the COVID-19 question will give our students an opportunity to name and describe the challenges and triumphs they have endured due to this pandemic. I am grateful to Common App for including the concerns and feedback from the school counseling (and higher ed) communities when crafting this question. We thank Common App for giving students a space to feel seen and be heard."

Sanjay K. Mitchell, Director of College & Alumni Programs, Thurgood Marshall Academy (DC)