Getting into college has always been a black box that only admissions officers can see inside of. High school transcripts, test scores, recommendations, and essays make up the ingredients of “holistic admissions,” but what really matters in the few minutes that many admissions officers have to review applications?
In this webinar, bestselling author Jeff Selingo, who spent a year embedded inside the admissions offices of three campuses for his book, Who Gets In and Why, will explain to students, parents, and counselors how the evaluation process works, what really matters to getting in, and how to think about test scores in a shifting admissions environment. Jeff will be joined for part of the hour by Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admission at Georgia Tech and co-author of The Truth about College Admission.
During this webinar, you will learn:
- How your application is reviewed by admissions offices;
- The ways test scores are used in admissions decisions and awarding financial aid;
- What specific strategies you can use to determine what your test score might mean for getting in;
- How the pandemic has shifted the admissions landscape and steps you can take to reduce the ambiguity of the process.