March 27, 2019
Do you ever wonder why some kids get admitted into their dream school, and other students with similar grades and similar test scores don’t? There are several factors that are important to getting into college: GPA, SAT or ACT score, rigor of your high school curriculum, letters of recommendation and involvement. These are all well known for having an impact on admissions, but there is one factor that is never discussed, yet it is in the top 5 reasons students are admitted: demonstrated interest.
Students must “demonstrate” to the admissions department that if they are admitted, then they will attend the college. It seems simple, right? But, students don’t take the time to make this happen.
There are several ways to demonstrate interest. One easy one is to sign up for an official campus tour and admissions presentation during your Junior year. Visiting the campus is so important for students to know if they can make the school their home for four years. Many families don’t want to commit to the time of the campus tour and admissions presentation, and instead just walk around the campus. While it may help you get a feel for the campus, if admissions doesn’t know that you are there, then you will not improve your demonstrated interest score.
Here are several ways to improve your chances of being admitted through demonstrated interest:
Any contact with the admissions department will improve your chance to go to your dream school.
If you need help getting into your “Dream College” set up a free consultation with Class 101.
October 29, 2020
It’s College Planning Crunch Time There’s no denying it: Junior year is the most critical time for college planning. It’s when high schoolers start to focus on their future and make decisions that really count. And with most students just 10 months away from applying to college, it’s clear that the eleventh grade is crunch […]Read More >
July 31, 2020
August 1st is the most important day of the year for rising seniors in high school. As students return to school this year, classes may look a little different. With the shift to socially distant or online learning, students will have to adapt to many new things. However, one thing has not changed: August 1st is the […]Read More >
October 10, 2019
Not All College Admission Advice is Equal Earlier this week, I was discussing horrible, terrifying stories about college things that go bump in the night. Things like BAD information from your high school that is flat out, DEAD wrong. Which year’s tax return do I use for the FAFSA? The first doozy was from a […]Read More >