What should I include in the Covid section on Common App
If I had a national competition that I was invited to canceled due to the pandemic, should I mention that in the designated section and if I should, should I just explain what happened or treat it as another essay and include how it affects me personally.
Also, I had applied to an internship over the summer which was canceled and I took two dual enrollment courses instead, should this go in as well in a separate paragraph.
I would treat it as a short essay, or supporting essay. I would include whatever circumstances affected you personally; it's really up to you.
Don't stress too much about this I would say. Just write about what certain things it affected. Definitely go into the internship and the national competition. I wrote about my SATS being cancelled, struggling with online school, having a job during COVID, and my grandma passing away.
You can write about it in the designated section.
Concisely tell what your plans (not dreams, but accepted internships etc.) were and that they got canceled.