If you're worried about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting your college applications, a statement endorsed by more than 300 college admissions deans might provide some relief. The statement from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education is titled "What We Care About in This Time of Crisis." It emphasizes that admissions officers will understand if some normal avenues for beefing up a college résumé are curtailed by the pandemic. The admissions officers stress that they recognize that students and their families may be struggling right now. They say explicitly that students will not be disadvantaged if they don't participate in extracurricular activities at this time. The statement says applicants should not feel stressed if they are not in...
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What More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic