Want to Know What Really Goes on in a College Admissions Office?

admissionsAs thousands of seniors across the country nervously await their April notification dates, juniors are beginning to contemplate the long road ahead. And the sentiment shared across the board is to have more clarity on the admissions process itself. This article gives a sneak peak as to what's going on. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:

  • Admissions officers usually spend around 7 minutes per application, so keep the information clear and simple, and don't leave any room for confusion. If there is a change of schools or a dip in grades, use the additional information section to clarify the situation.
  • Applications are evaluated in light of the major you select on your application, so it helps for activities and classes to reflect that major.
  • Take a few lines to explain an activity and highlight the important moments, so that any milestones stand out.

Most importantly, all admissions officers make mistakes. Admitted students turn out to not be a good fit for a college, and rejected students move on to accomplish phenomenal things, so don't put too much stock in what happens after you turn in your application. Chances are you will end up at the right place, and it will be up to you to take advantage of all the resources available to you to create the experience that will most benefit you.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Want to Know What Really Goes on in a College Admissions Office?

Comments are closed.