Juniors

What is Demonstrated Interest?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Application Process, Colleges & Visits, Juniors, Seniors, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is Demonstrated Interest?

In the world of the Common Application, demonstrating interest is showing colleges that you are truly interested in their institution and not just checking a box. Why do colleges care?  Colleges are very interested in yield, or the number of students who are admitted that choose to enroll. Yield is important because it has become a proxy for popularity—the higher the yield, the more popular the school. Yield is also an important number in the US News and World Report rankings. If colleges want to move up the ranks, increasing yield numbers is very important.  In general, the highly selective colleges (think Stanford and the Ivies) do not need to measure if students are interested, they are always going to have high yield numbers. However, many other private institutions use demonstrated interest as a factor in admissions. Keep reading for 5 specific things you can do to demonstrate interest right now.

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Spring Checklist for Juniors (April and May)

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Application Process, Juniors, Parents | 0 comments

Spring Checklist for Juniors (April and May)

April

  • Create an EMAIL ACCOUNT for the college application process. You do not want your email for colleges to be linked to any social media (Facebook, twitter etc).
  • GOOGLE YOUR NAME and see what comes up. Anything you would not like an Admissions Officer to see? Clean it up!
  •  Attend the NACAC COLLEGE FAIR  (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) in San Francisco on Saturday, April 20
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