Tips from College Experts to Help You get Accepted to College
In a recent article by Amanda Oglesby in the USA Today, college admissions experts from various universities shared their college entrance strategies for high school students. Their main focus was how you as a high school student can find ways to make yourself stand out from an ever-growing pool of applicants.
The following is a list of suggestions the experts made.
1. Choose the right school for you
Bill Behre, chief academic officer at Georgian Court University said, “Fit is the most important thing.” You need to decide where you will be happy. What setting do you want? Large or small school? Close or far from home? Behre added, “It’s a marriage of sorts. You have to find the one that matches you.”
2. Take the SAT and/or ACT seriously
Transcripts are still the most important piece of information on a college application. Having a high SAT or ACT score with excellent grades in challenging high school courses is vital.
3. Express your interest to colleges
If you are serious about attending a specific college, the experts say that letting the college know this is important. So, to stand out from the pool of applicants, visit college campuses and call admissions offices for information. This will show you are proactive, which the colleges love.
4. Be a leader in high school
Robert McCaig, vice president for enrollment management at Monmouth University said, “It’s not enough to be involved in a bunch of co-curricular or extra-curricular activities. You actually have to be a leader in those activities.”
5. Write a personal, insightful essay
This is your opportunity to show the college admissions officers what makes you unique, special, and one-of-a-kind. You have the opportunity to tell an amazing story of personal growth that will get you noticed.
Behre said, “This is your only chance to give insight into what makes you tick.”
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