Also, far more students were stuck at home during lockdowns without extracurricular activities competing for time spent filling out college applications. Many struggled with virtual learning and would have benefitted from in-person guidance in navigating the college application and financial aid processes. There is, however, a potential silver lining to this bleak year of admissions for students. A similar increase can be seen in applications from low-income students and students of color to highly selective colleges. So, will this be the year that selective institutions admit a significantly greater number of students from these historically marginalized groups?