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Tips on the College Admission Process

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Replies to: Tips on the College Admission Process

  • tomorrow23tomorrow23 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    It is all about GPA and SAT for good schools, they could care less that you were in a bunch of extra-curricular activities; now for the great schools like USC and UCLA it is expected that you have extra-curriculars, so once again its all about GPA and SAT.
  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 31,034 Super Moderator
    To find out which schools could not care less about ECs, google for a school's "Common Data Set" and check out section C7 where Extracurricular Activities will be checked with one of Very Important, Important, Considered, or Not Considered.

    Question: Has anyone ever seen Not Considered checked?
  • tokenadulttokenadult Registered User Posts: 17,471 Senior Member
    Most colleges care somewhat about activities, although very little at some state universities. The most highly selective colleges care a great deal about activities, because those best distinguish groups of applicants who are all students with strong grades and high test scores.
  • MN_LaxMN_Lax Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Princeton list two items as "not considered"

    State residency
    Religious affiliation/commitment
  • tokenadulttokenadult Registered User Posts: 17,471 Senior Member
    MN_Lax wrote:
    Princeton list two items as "not considered"

    State residency
    Religious affiliation/commitment

    Thanks for mentioning that. I'm locking this thread now because it has become a magnet for off-topic chances posts and spam posts.
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