College Admissions, College App Essays & Covid-19

The latest cover of New York Magazine.

As I write this from New York City, our governor has just ordered all but “essential businesses” closed until further notice, following the shuttering of restaurants and cafés several days ago. Even Starbucks, I hear, is going to close. The other day, I stopped in and saw that they had removed all the tables and chairs – take-out only. That’s about to end too.

In the last ten days, the world as we have known it has ended for a long period, and no one can predict when life will do some version of “returning to normal.” Colleges have shut their dorms and cafeterias, classes have gone online, and foreign programs have been cancelled.

Of immediate impact to college juniors, college tours for the remainder of the academic year have been cancelled.

As each of us grapples with fear, uncertainties, and new adjustments every day, I know that families whose kids are juniors now have the specter of college admissions looming along with everything else. In this atmosphere-unlike-any-other, I welcome your emails and questions about the process and how I work with students, even though you may feel that you are thinking too far ahead.

Please feel free to send me an email anytime or, in the spirit of the country these days, pick up the phone (I’m on the East Coast) and I’d be happy to talk to you about what how I might help your college-bound student. ~ 1-855-99-ESSAY.

Stay safe. Wash your hands. And thanks for stopping by. ~ Liz