ERIC Number: ED273167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Your College Application.
Gelband, Scott; And Others
A guide to what college-bound students need to know to prepare the most effective college application is presented by three former college admissions officers. Step-by-step strategies are offered to help students take control of the application process and use it to their best advantage. Three basic areas of a college application are examined: academic, personal, and supporting documentation. The academic profile consists of: scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the American College Testing Program exams, or Achievement Test scores, as well as the high school transcript, which includes class rank, courses, and grades. The personal profile consists of essays, extracurricular activities, and perhaps an interview. The supporting document-profile includes a counselor's report, teacher recommendations, and any pertinent supplementary materials. Each part of the application is covered, and brief lists of do's and don'ts are provided, along with: examples of a typical high school transcript, a guidance counselor's report and school profile, suggestions for what to include and not to include in supplementary materials, facts that dispel the myths about the admissions process, and advice to students in special situations ranging from early admission and recent school transfer to deferred admission and being placed on a waiting list. (SW)
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Background, Essays, Extracurricular Activities, Guidelines, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Characteristics, Student Records
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($9.95, 20% discount for 5 or more).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.