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THE APPLICATION ODYSSEY. Navigating the Admission Process For First-Year Applicants. ONE SIZE FITS ALL? Application Options. College’s own application Common Application + Supplement (www.commonapp.org). DASTARDLY DEADLINES. EARLY ACTION EARLY DECISION REGULAR DECISION.

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the application odyssey

THE APPLICATION ODYSSEY

Navigating the Admission Process

For First-Year Applicants

one size fits all application options
ONE SIZE FITS ALL?Application Options
  • College’s own application
  • Common Application + Supplement

(www.commonapp.org)

dastardly deadlines
DASTARDLY DEADLINES
  • EARLY ACTION
  • EARLY DECISION
  • REGULAR DECISION
common sense tips
COMMON SENSE TIPS
  • Follow directions
  • Answer the questions
  • Customize
the stuff we require
THE STUFF WE REQUIRE
  • Transcript
  • Test Scores
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two teacher recommendations
more stuff your info
MORE STUFF:your info
  • Biographical
  • Extracurricular
  • Self-revealing
  • Interview?
the mantra
THE MANTRA

“The Transcript Trumps”

  • Performance
  • Rigor
  • Setting
  • Trends
testing
TESTING
  • SAT and/or ACT
  • SAT II’s – not required
  • Super score
  • 1920-2130
  • 28-32
recommendations
RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Counselor/College Advisor
  • Two teachers
  • Other?
contributions time outside class
CONTRIBUTIONS:Time outside class

What you do, and how you do it:

  • Breadth and depth
  • School- related
  • Community- related
  • Other responsibilities
  • Genuine passion
the dreaded essay
THE (Dreaded?) ESSAY
  • A sense of control
  • Read and respond
  • Authenticity
  • Proof, not poof!
  • Relish
decisions decisions
DECISIONS, DECISIONS...
  • Three months of deliberation
decisions decisions1
DECISIONS, DECISIONS...
  • Three months of deliberation
  • Meticulous, thorough, sensitive
  • Competitive and holistic
  • Oxy fit
  • 6,112 applications/39% admitted/540 first year students