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What are the most important factors in a college's decision to admit a student?

Hi all, I'm a junior and I'm starting to prepare for my college applications. I'm curious about what factors are most important to colleges when they decide whether to admit a student or not. Is it mainly GPA and test scores, or do other factors like essays and extracurriculars play a significant role? I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to prepare for your college applications. From my experience with my own child, I can tell you that there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Different colleges may have different priorities when it comes to admitting students. However, there are a few key factors that are generally important across the board. These include GPA, standardized test scores (like SAT or ACT), essays, and extracurricular activities. While GPA and test scores can give colleges an idea of your academic abilities, essays and extracurricular activities help them understand you as a person and assess your potential to contribute to the campus community. Some colleges might also consider factors like recommendation letters, demonstrated interest in the school, and the rigor of your high school coursework. It's essential to focus on all these aspects and present a well-rounded application that reflects your strengths and interests. Best of luck with your college application journey!

9 months ago

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