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1 College Admission 101

2 Did you know? The past decade has seen the number of high school graduates increase steadily to a peak of 3.43 million in College enrollment leveled after an all-time high; total enrollment at 4-year colleges increased 37% between and is expected to grow another 14% by The average number of applications per institution increased 60% between 2002 and 2011.

3 Did you know? The past decade has seen the number of high school graduates increase steadily to a peak of 3.43 million in College enrollment leveled after an all-time high; total enrollment at 4-year colleges increased 37% between and is expected to grow another 14% by The average number of applications per institution increased 60% between 2002 and 2011.

4 Did you know? The past decade has seen the number of high school graduates increase steadily to a peak of 3.43 million in College enrollment leveled after an all-time high; total enrollment at 4-year colleges increased 37% between and is expected to grow another 14% by The average number of applications per institution increased 60% between 2002 and 2011.

5 Did you know? In 2012, the average acceptance rate at 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. was 63.9%. Average rate at public institutions was 67.1% Average rate at private institutions was 62.8% The average ratio of applications to admission officers in 2012 was 620:1. Average ratio at public institutions was 1214:1 Average ratio at private institutions was 403:1

6 Did you know? In 2012, the average acceptance rate at 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. was 63.9%. Average rate at public institutions was 67.1% Average rate at private institutions was 62.8% The average ratio of applications to admission officers in 2012 was 620:1. Average ratio at public institutions was 1214:1 Average ratio at private institutions was 403:1

7 Top factors in admission decision Student academic achievements (grades, high school curriculum, and test scores) constitute the most important factors. Essay, teacher and counselor recommendations, demonstrated interest, class rank, and extracurricular activities rank next in importance. 75% of colleges assign importance to a student’s interest in attending the institution.

8 Top factors in admission decision Student academic achievements (grades, high school curriculum, and test scores) constitute the most important factors. Essay, teacher and counselor recommendations, demonstrated interest, and extracurricular activities rank next in importance. 75% of colleges assign importance to a student’s interest in attending the institution.

9 Top factors in admission decision Student academic achievements (grades, high school curriculum, and test scores) constitute the most important factors. Essay, teacher and counselor recommendations, demonstrated interest, and extracurricular activities rank next in importance. 75% of colleges assign importance to a student’s interest in attending the institution.

10 Types of applications Common and Institution Regular Decision, Rolling Admission, Early Action (restrictive or non- restrictive), Early Decision, On-the-Spot, and Priority Applications Scholarship Summer Programs

11 Tips Don’t… procrastinate. send more items than needed/requested. overlook important deadlines. use slang. name the wrong school in your admission essay.

12 Tips Do… start early. read and follow directions. pay attention to deadlines. make a checklist. ask your admission counselor if you are in doubt. highlight your top achievements. proofread before submitting final documents/materials.

13 Online resources


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