How Colleges View Applicants


As December comes to a close, most college-bound high school seniors are pondering their collegiate futures. They're wondering where they will ultimately set foot on campus next fall. They're also wondering what kinds of choices they will have after all admission decisions have been rendered. Juniors are also thinking about college, or at least they should be. Their college processes are already underway, even though they might not realize it, in the form of their academic progress, activities and other aspects as they look toward next year, when they'll be applicants.

Of course, some high school seniors already have the answers to those questions. They're the fortunate ones who have received the green light from their Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) applications. For those who got a thumbs-up from their ED applications, the college process is over. They have committed to enroll if accepted.

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