SATs? Out. Pandemic essays? In. How to apply for college In 2020

Many colleges and universities are inviting students to tell them how the pandemic has affected them specifically. … On other applications, like for University of California schools, you could use one of the essay prompts to talk about how the pandemic affected you. “If your answer is I took care of my parents and I still got As, that’s hugely important to us,” said Dale Leaman, UC Irvine’s executive director of undergraduate admission.