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Colleges' Admission Worries Can Benefit Applicants

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,585 Senior Member
"With the college admission spotlight almost exclusively focused on the field's heavy hitters (we know who they are), it can seem that college admission is nearly impossible for anyone. Even students with good grades, plenty of AP and honors courses, high testing and plenty of substantial activities can find themselves relegated to the pile of what I used to call the 'merely wonderful.' Shiny as a new penny, these applicants still couldn't break into the upper echelons of collegiate status-ville.

Surprisingly, perhaps, no serious harm usually ensues after those rejections. Students found themselves comfortably ensconced at schools with less lustrous names or perhaps rejected at one big name while being accepted at another." ...


Replies to: Colleges' Admission Worries Can Benefit Applicants

  • ryanroosryanroos Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    There is no formula, you have to be a genuine UNIQUE human being. a lot of these "merely wonderful" students probably would have done great at the "heavy hitters" but most of them were probably to cookie cutter in their applications, which is something these schools are starting to steer away from.

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