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1 Admission Case Study: Inside the Admission Committee. Plymouth Shores University Case Study Providing out-of-state options for California Plymouth Shores University SUNBERRYPORT, MA 1826

2 Providing out-of-state options for California Goals for Today’s Exercise  Define our university  Define our admission objectives  Consider enrollment goals  Make decisions on four applicants  Admit  Waitlist  Deny

3 Plymouth Shores University Founded 1826 in Sunberryport, MA 6,276 undergraduate students/ 2,100 graduate - Research 50 states, 75 countries Programs: Business, Medicine, Engineering – Social justice focus FA – Meets full need, 50% receive aid 92% on campus 30% accept rate 60/40 Public vs. Private 3.55 GPA un-weighted SAT / ACT - 29 NCAA Division I Sports Providing out-of-state options for California P S U

4 Candidate Review Form StudentAcademicActivitiesPersonal Name State GPA SAT/ACT AP and Honors Core Courses SAT II/AP Exams School type School profile Grade trends Resume Leadership Persistence Summer Essay Recommendations Their story

5 Michael Stewart Providing out-of-state options for California From Downey, CA 3.45 weighted 19 core courses, plus internship, Film Honors (School does not offer AP), CR 650, MA 590, WR 620 = 1860; ACT 28 Film Public school - 548, 71% to 4 year Yes applying to FA Rec – just starting to realize potential, Scouts and Film Essay achieving Eagle Scout, short Eagle Scout, clubs, Film at LA Film Fest No interview or visit

6 Dorri Johnson Providing out-of-state options for California From Lancaster, CA 3.79 GPA weighted 20 core courses, plus Journalism Sr. 4 Honors and 4 AP CR 600, MA 500, WR 640 = 1740; ACT = 29 Undecided/Communications Journalism Public school, 82% to 4- Year No to applying for FA ADD, Farsi at home, Blogger, school newspaper, Essay about masks and beating ADD Met at HS visit, came for campus visit Visited PSU

7 Matthew Jordan Providing out-of-state options for California From Carlsbad, CA 3.64 weighted 18 core courses - 4 AP, light senior year CR 640, MA 650, WR 610 = 1900; ACT = 27 Accounting and Economics Private school, 100% to 4-year, Yes applying to FA Rec – dependable, easy going Essay – locker room, now and then theme Disciplined sophomore year – bullying lacrosse captain, soccer Junior Secretary, community service Tries new things and fits in with many groups Contact with coach, possible walk-on

8 Marissa Wallace Providing out-of-state options for California From San Francisco, CA 3.77 GPA weighted 21 core courses - 4 Honors and 3 AP School offers 12 AP CR 720, MA 730, WR 760 = 2210 Biology Private school - 378, 89% to 4 year Yes applying to FA Dad graduated from PSU Komen Walk Camp counselor, cancer research, VP Students of Tomorrow Co-captain track – school record, community service Essay about camp, some typos. Supplement short, no senior grades submitted Toured with Dad- unofficial campus visit, PSU first choice,

9 Marissa San Francisco, CA 3.77 weighted; 3 AP and 4 Hon; 21 Core; PSU GPA – 3.37 CR 720, MA 730, WR 760 = 2210 Biology Private school - 378, 89% to 4 year Yes applying to FA Komen Walk, camp counselor, cancer research, VP club, co-captain track, community service Essay about camp, some typos. No 7th Supplement short - Dad graduated from SSU Met at HS visit, SSU first choice Matthew Carlsbad, CA 3.64 weighted; 4 AP, 18 core; PSU GPA – 3.45 CR 640, MA 650, WR 610 = 1900; ACT = 27 Accounting and Economics Private school, 100% to 4-year, Yes applying to FA Essay – locker room, now and then theme Disciplined sophomore year – bullying Lacrosse captain, Soccer, Jr Secretary, community service, light senior year, fits in with many groups Alumni interview. Possible walk on Lax Dorri From Lancaster, CA 3.79 weighted; 4 Honors, 4 AP; 20 core courses PSU GPA – 3.36 CR 600, MA 500, WR 640 = 1740; ACT = 29 Undecided/Communications Journalism Public school, 82% to 4- Year No to applying for FA ADD, Farsi at home, Blogger, school newspaper, Essay about masks and beating ADD Met at HS visit Strong alumni interview Michael From Downey, CA 3.45 weighted 4 Honors; 19 Core Courses; PSU GPA – 3.20 CR 650, MA 590, WR 620 = 1860; ACT 28 Communications - Film Public school - 548, 71% to 4 year Yes applying to FA Rec – just starting to realize potential, Scouts and Film Essay achieving Eagle Scout Eagle Scout, clubs, Film at LA Film Fest

10 Questions to consider Strongest curriculum? Best high school? Best test scores? Best extra curricula’s? Best essay? Best recommendations? Best character Best leadership? Best fit for Plymouth Shores University? Providing out-of-state options for California

11 Points to Ponder Providing out-of-state options for California  To AP/IB/Honors or not?  Will test scores rules a student in our out?  Can an essay compel a committee?  Hooks – what they are, how to leverage them?  Demonstrate interest – when can it help?  Fit/match and how can it be conveyed?  Do you think other groups had same result?

12 Desired Outcomes Providing out-of-state options for California  Understand admission process  Understand college/university objectives  Learn how college/university evaluates students  Introduction to the admission funnel  Learn how to package yourself  Holistic Review – what counts  Where will you be the wanted student

13 NameAdmitWaitlistDeny Michael Stewart 0000 Dorri Johnson 0000 Matthew Jordan 0000 Marissa Wallace 0000 TOTALS0000 Providing out-of-state options for California


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