Colleges use a variety of factors when making admission decisions. But which ones are most important for the schools your teen is applying to? There’s a way to find out!
The Common Data Set is helpful when trying to determine how important factors (such as interviews, grade point average, high school course load, and extracurriculars) are to specific colleges. Simply do an internet search by typing in the name of the college and the words “common data set.” This usually brings up the college’s input to the Common Data Set.