Colleges value extracurricular activities in the admissions process. But they value good grades even more.
In the sports-obsessed United States, many families assume that the ticket to a hefty college scholarship is athletic prowess on the field, on the court, or in the pool. Not so.
Get Good Grades. It’s true. In the realm of college admissions, it’s the geeks who get the biggest scholarships. But wait. Don’t the jocks get the biggest scholarships? Well, sometimes that’s true. If you play hoops well enough to be recruited by the Georgetown Hoyas, then you’ve got a ticket to ride. Or if you […]
Colleges value community service in the admissions process. But not everyone must do community service to get into college.
One of the most recent developments in college admissions and recruitment is the use of humor. Check it out.
Bottom line: while standardized tests are not the only factor in college admissions, they do matter a lot. The more selective the university, the more they matter.
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Many experts come up with a formula to answer this question. I hear counselors say something like this all the time: 3 “stretches”, 5 “targets,” and 2 “safeties.” But the number of applications depends entirely on who you are and what you want. If you think things through carefully, perhaps you will need to apply to only one!
An article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education (registration required) highlights the ways in which the state of Illinois has been bleeding students for years. There are lots of reasons why students in Illinois are avoiding state universities, despite moves to freeze tuition increases for the past three years. There are attractive alternatives in other, […]
International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement curricula are spreading like wildfire in American public schools. Which prepares students better for college?