Ready For College? – Three things You should know about Admissions Applications
College applications consist of two parts:
- the measurable side of the a application: grades and standardized test scores
- the personal side of the application: what kind of person is this student?.
This second side of the application goes to the fact that colleges want to admit students who will make their campus a better, livelier place, more conducive to learning.
They want students who are interesting, curious, with strong characters and creative personalities. To find out more about the student “as person,” the college application asks for three items that will reveal the students as a rounded person, not just a set of grades and scores. What differentiates one student from another?
Extracurricular activities, a compelling personal essay, and letters of recommendations from teachers who know the student.
Lear more about these differentiators today!