ADMISSION 101 What do colleges look for?
The Current Landscape SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). Digest of Education Statistics, 2012 (NCES 2014-015
The Application • Parts of the application • Transcript • Personal information • Recommendation Letters • Essays • Resumes • Interviews (for some, not all) • Application fee/fee waiver
What matters to selective colleges? • Have you challenged yourself academically? • Have you succeeded academically? • What do you contribute in the classroom? • What do you contribute outside of the classroom? • What type of person are you?
How can I apply? Types of Applications • The Common App • School Specific Applications FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!
When should I apply? • Early admission • Early decision (binding) • Early action (non-binding) • Regular admission • Rolling admission • Open enrollment