While I don’t think any two colleges proceed in precisely the same manner when evaluating applications and making admission decisions, I am confident that the ultimate goal is the same — to admit a richly diverse freshman class that is comprised of students who have convinced the admissions staff, in one way or another, that they are capable of successfully pursuing and completing the college’s academic programs.
Here, in short form, is what happens in the admission offices of many selective colleges:
1. Your transcript is considered of primary importance. Staff members look at (more…)