Thought to Consider


New survey data from the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) shows that a student’s high school record remains the primary consideration of colleges when reviewing applications.

The finding, included in the association’s recently released 2019 State of College Admission report, has been consistent over the past three decades.

Specifically, the top four factors in freshmen college admission decisions are:

(1) grades in all high school courses

(2) grades in college prep courses

(3) strength of a student’s high school curriculum

(4) admission test scores (ACT/SAT)

Meanwhile, only 1 percent of colleges indicated that a student’s alumni connections or ability to pay had considerable influence during the application review process.

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