Planning for College Workshop Presented by the
www.guilford.edu/pfc “A COLLEGE FOR EVERYONE” 2 / 4 Year
In / Out of State
Coed / Single Sex
Selective/Not as Selective How Many Are Accepted? Less Than 25%
Between 25% and 50%
Between 50% and 75%
Over 75% TIMING It all starts in the 9th grade
Senior year – apply in the fall
Junior year most important – last full year of evaluation “College is a match to be made
not a prize to be won.” It is not about admission, it is about graduation How Colleges Make
Admission Decisions? OBJECTIVE CRITERIA Academic course selection in grades 9,10,11
Test Scores OBJECTIVE CRITERIA Overall performance
Senior courses in progress
Volume of applications the college receives AN ADMISSION SIMULATION Presented by the
Admission Office Greensboro, NC
www.guilford.edu Admission is Like? IF YOU HAVE TAKEN AN EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG ACADEMIC PROGRAM, (AP, IB, HONORS, DUAL ENROLLMENT, ETC.) MOVE UP FOUR SPACES.
IF YOUR GRADES INCREASINGLY IMPROVED OVER THE COURSE OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MOVE UP TWO SPACES.
IF YOU DIRECT THE CHOIR AT YOUR CHURCH, MOVE UP ONE SPACE. IF YOUR SAT SCORE IS IN THE TOP 10% OF THE COLLEGE’S ACCEPTED POOL, MOVE UP THREE SPACES.
BECAUSE YOU DID NOT GIVE ENOUGH TIME TO YOUR TEACHERS/COUNSELORS, YOUR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARRIVED IN THE ADMISSION OFFICE AFTER THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. MOVE DOWN FIVE SPACES.
YOU APPLIED TO SEVERAL SCHOOLS BUT FORGOT TO CHANGE THE NAME IN EACH ESSAY WHEN YOU APPLIED. MOVE DOWN FOUR SPACES. IF YOU DROPPED A COURSE IN YOUR SENIOR YEAR WITHOUT CONSULTING THE
COLLEGES YOU HAVE MADE APPLICATION, MOVE DOWN TWO SPACES.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, MOVE DOWN ONE SPACE. IF YOU DECIDED NOT TO TAKE A CORE COURSE AS A SENIOR AND INSTEAD RECEIVED AN EARLY RELEASE FROM SCHOOL MOVE DOWN TWO SPACES.
IF YOU ARE AN EAGLE SCOUT, GOLD AWARD WINNER OR PARTICIPATED IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (ATHLETICS, DRAMA, MUSIC,) MOVE UP ONE SPACE. IF YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS, MOVE UP ONE SPACE.
IF YOU HAD A POSITIVE INTERVIEW WHILE VISITING CAMPUS MOVE UP ONE SPACE.
IF YOU DID NOT WRITE THE OPTIONAL ESSAY MOVE DOWN THREE SPACES. IF YOU GOT A “D” IN AN ACADEMIC COURSE AT THE END OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR, MOVE DOWN THREE SPACES.
IF YOU WROTE A LETTER TO THE COLLEGE ADMISSION OFFICER AND EXPLAINED THE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING A GRADE OF “D”, MOVE UP ONE SPACE.
YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES SINCE 8TH GRADE. MOVE UP ONE SPACE.
IF YOU MISSED THE APPLICATION DEADLINE MOVE DOWN 25 SPACES.
IF YOU PLAGIARIZED AN AMERICAN HISTORY PAPER AND GOT CAUGHT, SIT DOWN, YOU’RE OUT OF THE COMPETITION ENTIRELY. PLEASE SIT DOWN 3 wishes for you Be honest with yourself
Stay close to your guidance counselor
Visit, visit, visit No matter your skills, talents or abilities or interests – there are good colleges for you!
“College is a match to be made not a prize to be won”
Most important year – junior year
Do research early
Be honest, use guidance office, Visit SUMMARY www.guilford.edu/pfc Planning for College SUBJECTIVE CRITERIA Extra curricular activities
Interview vs. campus visit PARENTAL ROLE? “We are applying”
“We are visiting”
More impressive if the student makes all the arrangements and is involved in the process ADMISSION IS LIKE? IF YOU HAD A POSITIVE INTERVIEW WHILE VISITING CAMPUS MOVE UP ONE SPACE.
YOUR SAT SCORE IS IN THE MIDDLE 50% RANGE OF THE COLLEGE'S ACCEPTED POOL. MOVE UP TWO SPACES.
IF YOU DID NOT WRITE THE OPTIONAL ESSAY MOVE DOWN FIVE SPACES. Just when you think it is hopeless... You are on the road. The game is tied and in overtime. There is less than a second remaining on the clock. The other team is shooting two free throws to win the game. Guilford College is in black. RMC is in yellow. Never, never, never, give up...See the full transcript