Inside the Admission Office

How Colleges Decide Who to Admit

This presentation covers the admission process in greater detail as well as determining:

  • The high school dilemma hard courses or good grades.
  • Not all colleges are competitive; it's a matter of finding the right fit.
  • The SAT and  ACT preparation and scheduling.
  • What your chances are  to being admitted to the colleges on your list.
  • Clarifying the various admissions plans early decision, early action, rolling, regular.
  • Completing the admission application, including the important essay question.
  • How colleges evaluate extra curricular activities.
All employees who have high school aged children
Presentation Length:
One hour
Don Betterton, former director of financial aid at Princeton and long-time member of the admission committee
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