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College admission quotas from each school?

Hey guys, I've heard some rumors that colleges only accept a certain amount of students from each high school. Is that true or just a myth? Thanks!

6 months ago

Hi! I understand why you might be concerned about college admission quotas for high schools, but there isn't a fixed "quota" system in place for most colleges.

Admissions officers often do evaluate applications within the context of the high school, meaning that they'll read all applications from students at the same school together. This gives them the opportunity to better understand each applicant relative to their peers in terms of academic and extracurricular achievements.

That being said, there is no strict limit on the number of students that can be accepted from a particular high school. The number of accepted students from a given high school can fluctuate each year based on the strength of the applicants, available spots in the incoming class, and other factors like the college's overall application pool.

It's important to focus on making your application as strong as possible, rather than worrying about quotas. Showcase your unique strengths, accomplishments, and interests to stand out among your peers and make the best case for your admission. Good luck!

6 months ago

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