These colleges produce the highest percentage of eventual doctorate recipients in the humanities, natural sciences, and social and behavior sciences. Institutions are listed in rank order and based on statistics provided by the National Science Foundation’s Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study. The stack ranking is based on the # of PhDs produced.
You should NOT talk about it on your application. It WILL be held against you. Put yourself in their shoes... Unless they are a public school, why would they knowingly take someone in who has a lesser chance of graduating from college in the long run?
Colleges don't know whether a student applicant has an IEP or a 504 plan . ... In fact, colleges aren't allowed to ever students who apply whether they have a disability. Nor can a college ask what kind of plan a student has, because that's simply a different way of asking if the student has a disability.
Recently, I've noticed a concerning uptick in the number of students asking whether it's appropriate for them to write about mental health issues, most frequently ADD and/or anxiety, in their college applications. ... So the short answer: don't do it.
Is it OK to talk about depression in a college essay?
All counselors interviewed for this piece agreed that students' college essays should not be about their struggles with mental health. ... Vinik says that mental health problems should only be shared in the essay if the college would not be able to understand the applicant without knowing about this part of her. https://www.noodle.com/articles/how-to-discuss-your-mental-health-on-college-applications
It's never too early to start preparing for college. Since colleges look at your accomplishments from all four years of high school, you don't want to wait until your junior year to start thinking about your GPA and college admissions. Our checklist linked can help you get started.
So how can you graduate early?
The math is pretty simple. A typical college load is four classes a semester, so in a year you're likely to take eight classes. To graduate a year early, you need to acquire eight classes worth of credit. You can do this a few ways:
AOs look closely at a student’s course load and its level of difficulty, along with grades, to gauge academic ability and commitment. The more selective the college, the more nitpicky they’re going to be about the classes you take. So take the most rigorous curriculum you can,. “Strong senior-year classes and grades are like a foolproof vaccination plan for college admission.
Get in their shoes. when you visit a school fair make friends with them. The more you know how they are incentivized and what they want, the more cohesive and tailored will be your application.
An AO reads ~100 applications a day.
They first review a Summary of the academics, they review the progression performance over the years. They look specifically if the student challenged themselves to select harder subjects from what was offered at the school? They then look for personal qualities. If you come across as flat or just offensive, they are thrown off. They are building a community at the school so the selection is careful and meticulous.
So how do you maximize your chances of getting a large scholarship that will cover all of your college expenses? Try to think like an admissions officer. Find the generous colleges.. read my post https://www.successkoach.com/blog/list-of-buyers-and-sellers-colleges
Read on below...
Admissions officers often value intellectual curiosity above all other traits. Intellectual curiosity is the desire to learn because of genuine interest or passion. An intellectually curious person constantly learns new things in their free time simply because it fascinates them.
What is Intellectual Curiosity?
• Intellectual Curiosity highlights a person's interest in learning and knowledge acquisition. ...
• This characteristic trait has been practiced by some of the greatest minds. ...
• Other personalities like Richard Feynman, Benjamin Franklin, Charlie Munger, and Warren Buffett are some good examples.
5 Benefits of Taking AP Classes in High School
10 Strategies for Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Classroom
Helping students develop a growth mindset requires deliberate effort from teachers/parents, but many of the methods can be easily integrated into their existing practices. The following strategies and tips can help educators foster a growth mindset in the classroom:
When looking to supplement your high school classes with additional coursework, consider options such as local community colleges, reputable online programs, Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS), and Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The more rigorous the program, the better (assuming you can get good grades).
Defy stereotypes and go against the grain. You want to distinguish yourself from other applicants with similar backgrounds. For instance, it’s uncommon to see an Asian American student who is a two-sport varsity athlete with high grades. These are the types of people admissions officers love to get excited about
Your application should clearly communicate your “spike.” A spike, hook, etc. is a set of activities and accomplishments that show admissions officers what you are truly passionate about and what you bring to the table. Your spike can be pretty much anything - music, sports, math, journalism, entrepreneurship, programming, etc. Meeting the minimum threshold for academics/test scores will get your foot in the door, but your spike will make the admissions officers go to bat for you
It's not just about the essays... there are subtle parts to the common app that students should make the time to review way ahead of time and have an advisor review the details. These small things matter, trust me. Read on...
The counselor recommendation is a Mandatory part of the common app... so pay a lot of attention. Here's what they are asked in the app:
Letters of recommendation should portray your academic curiosity, strengths, and personality. Find recommenders who know you well, such as teachers who have taught you for more than one year. It’s best if they write powerful statements like, “He is one of the most insightful students I’ve seen in my 25 years of teaching” or “Her contributions in class discussions have made me re-evaluate my own views.” It may be helpful to offer the recommender your resume and/or some key points you’re hoping they capture in their letter. Don’t ask celebrities or other highly influential people for rec letters unless they genuinely know you well
Trust me, it's worth the investment. I see too many students who come to me with well manicured essays, flowery writing, big big words. They hate my guts when I tell them the dreaded words... but you did not answer the prompt... Lot of this boils down to not spending enough time collecting the meet of your thoughts. It's almost like knowing what you want to talk about before even investing anytime knowing yourself to the core.
The main purpose of brainstorming
Read the table below as name of the school, state name and % of Institutional Aid Given Without Respect to Financial Need
Read-on expanding the blog post. We've kept the list short so the outliers standout. If you need more contact us and we'd be happy to help out.
Whether you're a freshman or a senior, developing the following skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life.
Manage Your Time - You know the deal: There are just 24 hours in each day. What you do with that time makes all the difference. Use your SuccessKoach Planner to write down assignments and timelines. Include test dates and project due dates. Break larger projects down into smaller tasks. Schedule your homework/study time-daily- and work the time you spend with friends and activities around that schedule. It's easy to over-schedule or "double-book" if we aren't careful. Manage your time wisely and you'll get the maximum out of each day.
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