If you want to be desired by colleges, then be a desirable applicant.
Bowdoin College, Sacred Heart Univ., Bates College, Franklin & Marshall,
Fairfield Univ., Drexel Univ., Middlebury College, Drexel, Calif. State Universities
And the list goes on several hundred deep.
These colleges don't require students to submit their SAT/ ACT scores on their application. Obviously, they don't value those test scores. They likely don't think SAT's or ACT's are relevant any longer. Right? That's what 75% of people now believe. All those schools are living proof they say. I say they are flat wrong!
Why then don't they require SAT or ACT scores? You have to look closely into the college perspective to see the BIG BUSINESS MACHINE OF COLLEGE at work here.
The colleges want you to believe test scores are not important. Why? Because it drives up the number of applicants. Imagine a policy that increases applicants by 5,000 resulting in $400,000 additional fee income. Imagine a policy that increases applications resulting in a lower acceptance rate and improved "selectivity" rating. That's a pretty good policy! Oh, what do you think is the average acceptance rate for those students not submitting test scores?
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Have a complete application for receiving preferred acceptances and higher scholarships
College admission counselors from colleges across America report to me that they look quickly (within 5 minutes) to disqualify a student applicant. They report that too many applicants have a weak application, although they may have strong credentials. Weak applications show themselves quickly in a number of ways that render unnecessary denials. That’s just the cold hard truth…5 minutes and out.
Therefore, a key component to building college credentials is having a complete application, one that yields great value to the prospective student. Many students rush through applications, just trying to get them done and submitted for which the admissions counselor can quickly spot. Those don’t usually get serious consideration, and why should they?
Our students have complete applications, including SAT/ ACT test scores, quality essays, insightful responses to supplemental questions, a Personal Statement, and all related information provided timely. They win preferred admissions and higher scholarships. It's that simple, yet that elusive. Seems college-logical to me!