The Common Application officially goes online August 1st. Let’s hope it is smoother sailing than it was last year. It is important to read the application instructions carefully and to fill in all of the questions, even if they are optional.
Interesting info graphic on what is important for college admissions. How do colleges weigh up the different factors they consider when evaluating college applicants? Larger public universities usually consider grades and test scores as the most significant factors. Smaller schools and private large universities often take a more holistic approach which includes going beyond the basic grades and test scores and looking at extracurriculars, essays, and the student as a whole.
This is why families are turning to private college counselors. They know their students will benefit from the college counseling expertise and individual attention private college counselors are able to provide.
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