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6 Common College Admissions Myths

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2534 threadsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"When applying to college, many students think they know which strategies will help them attract the attention of admissions officers. But there's often a gap between perception and reality about what actually matters – and what matters most – when it comes to grades, test scores, extracurricular activities and other factors.

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In fact, the reality can differ from school to school.

Many colleges report that they are now taking a multifaceted approach to reviewing applicants, factoring in grades and scores on the SAT or ACT, but also aiming 'to evaluate them beyond what is seen on a transcript,' says Joe Shields, an admissions counselor at Goucher College in Maryland. 'A holistic admissions review process allows a student to demonstrate their best qualities and discuss how they would be a good fit for that college.'" ...

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