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Do counselors send your school's curriculum handbook w/ the Secondary School report?

HSMCCPHSMCCP - Posts: 304 Junior Member
edited March 2012 in College Admissions
Besides the Secondary School Profile form counselors must fill out for Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and other similar schools, do they also send a copy of your school's curriculum handbook so that said colleges can assess more thoroughly the rigor of one's schedule? Or is such an assessment purely dependent on the SSP?
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Replies to: Do counselors send your school's curriculum handbook w/ the Secondary School report?

  • SikorskySikorsky Registered User Posts: 5,851 Senior Member
    They send the secondary school report and a school profile, which is a much shorter document than I would assume your curriculum handbook to be. A school profile is usually a single sheet of paper, which is to say, it's a two-page document.

    Honestly, how could the admissions officers at the institutions you've named have time to pore over every applicant's curriculum handbook?

    Colleges and universities have a lot of experience evaluating applicants on the basis of those documents (plus application essays, transcripts, standardized test scores and teacher recommendations, of course). And if they have questions, they can contact your guidance counselor.
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