As the admissions season winds up, with high school seniors and their parents making final decisions and sending in deposits to selected colleges, the bragTAG team extends our sincere wishes for a super-fantastic college career, filled with fun, learning and opportunity. Good luck to all our readers that have reached this stage in the admissions process!
We turn our editorial attention to juniors, sophomores and freshmen at high school and their parents, bringing you the latest articles that we hope you’ll find helpful as you navigate the college admissions process.
This Week’s College Admissions Highlights
In “The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.“, by Kelly Fitzpatrick for the Greatist blog, you’ll find the listing as well as the criteria for selection of these 25 colleges that, according to the article, create the best environment for leading a fit, healthy and happy life. UCLA and Stanford top the list, but you may be surprised by some of the others in the field.
“Who Got Into the Country’s Top Colleges“, by Steve Cohen for The Daily Beast, is incredibly instructional to students and parents who may be considering taking a run at one of the top colleges in the nation. The competition for a seat at these universities has always been fierce – but even more so now! The process begins with a student’s high school course selection while still in middle school. The competition will not abate, and this article provides a primer on the process by recounting what type of student “got in” this past admissions season.
“How Colleges Really Make Admissions Decisions” by Kayla Webley for Time, sheds some light on the mysterious college admissions process. Terms like “institutional fit”, “non-academic qualities”, and “exceptional talent” give a clues to what colleges look for. Many colleges are consistent with admissions decisions internally year to year, but many applicants find the process confusing and mysterious as there is much inconsistency when attempting to compare institutions.
There are several ways to let college know all about your institutional fit, non-academic qualities and exceptional talent…here’s our favorite…
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Thank you for perusing our weekly roundup, hope you enjoy the articles and find the info useful! As always, we wish you Happy Trails in your college admissions quest!