Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. One trend that we advisors have observed making an impact has had an even greater effect on this past admission cycle. Great grades and test scores will not guarantee entrance into top colleges. These credentials will certainly open doors at the vast majority of schools, but colleges ranked in the top 25, or even 50, expect more: a compelling uniqueness as well as a true connection to their mission.
Below are other trends worth mentioning, as they will influence your experience applying to college this fall:
Every college admission cycle is different and having an experienced college advisor in your corner who knows the trends can be very beneficial. I hope the Class of 2019 benefits from reading and adhering to these important trends and tips for success.