Everything you think is important in college admissions apparently isn’t

Oct 21, 2013 by

Graduation_bubble_articleA number of recent articles have addressed the relative importance of some of the information used in the college application process. Taken as a group, these articles call into question just about every bit of data and writing students are asked to submit—a point not lost recently on Dennis Eller, College Counselor at Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, Ind., who offered this humorous summary on a counselors’ listserv. It is followed by a footnote from counselor Patrick O’Connor of Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

“Class Rank — Bad — Hard on the child’s ego; eliminate

GPA — Not helpful — Too many varieties; throw them all out and recalculate, but DON’T TELL ANYONE!

SAT/ACT scores — Bad — not good indicators of college success; go test optional

SAT Subject Tests — Discriminatory — Many students don’t even know what these are; recommend, but don’t require

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