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The College Admission Quiz: What Are Colleges Looking For?

What are colleges looking for in future students? What criteria do colleges use to evaluate applicants? Find out how much you know.

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What are colleges looking for in future students? What criteria do colleges use to evaluate applicants? Find out how much you know.

1. The most important factor influencing your admission application will be your grades or achievement in college preparatory studies.

  • False
  • True

2. Most colleges use admission test scores alone to accept or reject an applicant.

  • False
  • True

3. Work, volunteer projects, and extracurricular activities can often make an otherwise mediocre application look better.

  • True
  • False

4. Recommendations from counselors and teachers are very important.

  • True
  • False

5. Often an applicant possessing an unusual ability or skill can ride that special talent all the way to admission.

  • True
  • False

1. The most important factor influencing your admission application will be your grades or achievement in college preparatory studies.
True

2. Most colleges use admission test scores alone to accept or reject an applicant.
False

3. Work, volunteer projects, and extracurricular activities can often make an otherwise mediocre application look better.
False

4. Recommendations from counselors and teachers are very important.
True

5. Often an applicant possessing an unusual ability or skill can ride that special talent all the way to admission.
True

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