- Performance in college-prep classes, especially when you’re in high school. The best predictor of your success at any given university.
- If your grades are slipping or you chose to take an easier track. When it came to your senior year, then you should rethink your approach when applying to schools.
- Even if colleges boast about accepting students from diverse backgrounds. They still want those who will thrive and give them a competitive advantage over other universities.
- Showing that you can handle an advanced course load as a freshman. becomes part of the decision-making process. For admissions officers it tells them how well prepared. You are to tackle a rigorous degree program immediately upon entry.
- Your curriculum should demonstrate more than just preparation for the first two years at a university. A strong senior year course load will help to boost your chances of getting in. But it also needs to show colleges courses. That are related to the particular major you’re most interested in.
- You can do this by taking a few electives or classes that pertain to a second major. If you choose not to focus on one specific discipline throughout your entire high school career.
- So many students try and save their best classes for last instead of giving colleges. A more complete idea about what they’ve worked on. During the entirety of their high school experience.
- For instance, if you’re an English major, taking advanced Spanish courses becomes much better. Than having advanced chemistry as your fourth-best class.
- Your resume should be tailored towards making admissions officers excited about accepting you. Instead of something you’ve written to make yourself look like. The most qualified candidate for their school.
- Colleges want students who are well-rounded and active outside of the classroom. Sports, community service, student government, or work are great ways to demonstrate this.
- A big part of what they’re looking for is someone who will be dedicated to whatever activities. They’re involved within the college. Which can also give an indication towards academic performance. (i.e., someone who is active in the drama department likely has strong organizational skills. That would complement any leadership courses taken during their time at university).
- I know a lot of people think colleges only care about grades and test scores. But if you’re a truly exceptional person. It won’t be hard for admissions officers to recognize that.