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Are we (Class of 2021) all going to get screwed over?
I’ve been reading up on the Coronavirus a lot for lack of much else to do, and one theme that has been recurring is how this will affect high school seniors and their college decisions. What does this mean for the Class of 2021? It would be rational to expect lots of students, especially international ones, to take a gap year due to Coronavirus concerns. By my reckoning, this in turn means that there will be less spaces in the University of Pennsylvania’s graduating Class of 2025. As someone who is self-judged to be on the bubble, I’m extremely worried that, in a worst case scenario, 15-25% of next year’s admissions are self-deferred current seniors, leaving the rest of us to fight over much fewer spots. Would someone with more experience to draw upon tell me if I’m on base?