Beyond Grades and GPA: What Are Colleges Looking for?


While your grades, class rank and test scores are important, they aren't the full picture of who you are. College admissions officers are looking for candidates with curiosity, passion and persistence that will make an incoming class with diverse interests and backgrounds.

Now that you've got the scores and grades you want, it's time to put the final touches on your college application. Here's what you should focus on as a junior or senior in high school.

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