Common Misconceptions About the College Admissions Process

Debunk those college admissions myths

High school seniors share many misconceptions about the college admissions process. It’s easy to do when there are so many layers to an application. With standardized test scores, essay topics, GPA, and extracurriculars, it’s hard to know what is more important. The truth is, it all matters. Tufts students created this youtube video to help put to rest rumors and clear up misunderstandings about how exactly students are selected for admissions. The video sheds light on admissions counselors’ intent to “build the best possible case to admit” as opposed to the more commonly held theory that they look to reject, as well as how different aspects of an application are weighed in a discussion panel.

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