Final application deadlines are still to come, but the data on early-decision applications this month showed a slightly smaller number of students applying to college, especially from low-income families, although those that did were trying their luck at more schools than usual.
That data comes from the Common Application, which is used by more than 900 U.S. colleges and universities to screen prospective students.
“I think it’s going to help us provide context, how the crisis has impacted their schools and their families and their communities,” said Jeremiah Quinlan, Yale’s dean of undergraduate admissions.
The coronavirus has left Chad Hicks, 17, a senior at the Urban Assembly Maker Academy in New York, wishing he could get more in-person attention as he makes his college decisions and fills out applications.
“It would be so simple if my teacher could actually show me what to do,” he said.
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