How A College Application Is Read

When applying to colleges, a question that many students may ask themselves is, “What is a college looking for when they go through  my application packet?”  In guidance, we frequently hear things like, “How important are my SAT scores?”, “Do you think my essay is good enough?”, or “I am not sure if I have enough extra-curricular activities.”  These are all valid concerns when it comes to wanting to get the best education for the next four years.

I recently came across a great podcast on Naviance where the Direct of Admission at Stanford University gives a general overview on how an admission counselor reads an application.  This podcast packs a ton of information in about 7 minutes.  Please do not hesitate to listen!

Click here for the podcast!


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