Admissions

How to Think Like an Admissions Officer

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Try as you might, it's difficult to predict whether you're definitely going to get into a specific college. Sure, you can use average test scores and GPA to gauge how you stack up against last year's applicants, but that alone doesn't guarantee whether you'll get accepted, wait-listed or rejected by a school. A tactic that can give you an advantage, however, is thinking like college admissions officers. They're the people who ultimately hold the fateful final decision in their hands, so here's a look into their process and how you can use that to your advantage.

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