LOOKING AHEAD: CLASS OF 2023 & COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
Most of us are still trying to make sense of the Class of 2022 admissions results. Based on what we’ve figured out so far, here are a few key points to keep in mind as the Class of 2023 approaches the upcoming application season:
Grades Matter – Especially if you are taking advantage of ‘test-optional’ policies. Grades are a key factor that colleges use to evaluate academic readiness when standardized test scores aren’t available.
Don’t Forget About Rigor – Senior year is not the time to slack off. Rigor goes hand in hand with grades when colleges are determining which students will be successful at their institutions.
Show Some Love – Across the board, colleges are seeing increases in the number of applications. They know each student is applying to more colleges in an effort to make sure he/she gets accepted somewhere. Colleges are left with the task of deciding who really wants to come to their particular school. That’s where ‘demonstrated interest’ comes into play: attend local events, join email lists, do a virtual visit, take a campus tour, follow on social media.
Be Authentic – You Do You. Unapologetically. And don’t be shy about showing what is important to you. Remember: actions speak louder than words.
Take Some Initiative – Don’t wait for opportunities to come to you. Go out and get what you want. Meet people. Join clubs. Engage in community service. Have an impact on the world around you.
Focusing on Grades. Calculating Rigor. Demonstrating Interest. Developing Authenticity. Showing Initiative. Let Scout College Consulting help you do all of that. It’s never too early to start! Take a peek at the SCOUT website to learn more about my approach, or give me a call at 405-906-7044 today!
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