What Are the Top Factors in College Admissions?

We all have children that want to go to college OR we wish we had children that wanted to go to college and so here it is!  The lowdown on what admission counselors look at when the applications come in according to the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.


1a)  Grades in College Prep Course

  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes/test
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) classes/diploma
  • Dual Enrollment Courses

1b)  Strength of Curriculum

  • Rigor
  • Relevance
  • Quantity and Quality

2)  Admissions Test Scores

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • AP & Subject Tests

3)  High School GPA

  • Overall
  • Don’t fall behind
  • Don’t lose focus

There you have it!  Straight from the horse’s mouth (so to speak).  It’s very difficult to get into colleges these days but ….Hang in there!!!