The stakes are high, and you did your best to get those good grades. Surely, college admission is a guarantee, right? Consider the following:
So, the answer to the question asked above is no. It isn’t a guarantee. This increase in competition has led universities to no longer count on marks as a defining factor for admission. Hence they also focus on achievements beyond academics to gauge the calibre of students.
Your interests, expressed through hobbies doesn’t get the required exposure.
What matters, is how you market yourself. Don’t just SAY it, when you can SHOW it.
Colleges have introduced innovative methods to interview students before granting them admissions.
In one way or the other you need to start treading on unchartered territory, it’s now or never!
It isn’t uncommon for high school students and even parents to change their mind about higher education choices and career options. The statistics we found around this were shocking.
Many students even consider studying abroad as backup. It’s important to remember that colleges and universities look at overall achievements of students so, if you haven’t yet started building your Profile, you might want to start
'Time and tide waits for none'. Once it has passed, you can only reflect on what has gone by. That is why as a student in high school, every decision you make can either make or break your career. With more time you can build a stronger profile.
But don’t let that stop you. Better late than never. Right?
NYU seeks a mix of students who have a variety of interests, talents and goals. Your commitment to your interests and achievements are factors that we consider.
Each application is considered individually and holistically, using their academics, any written work submitted, personal statement, achievement and performance at the interview.
We want to see evidence of persistence, commitment and leadership - be it through participation in sports, involvement in creative arts, social and cultural affairs, or community welfare.
Do you care about anything – Intellectual? Extracurricular? Personal? We see the quality of your activities and achievements. We review if you have taken full advantage of the opportunities you have.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following parameters: career orientation, aptness for the course, overall personal achievements, creative and lateral thinking.
We want to see the initiative with which you seek out opportunities that expand your perspective and that will allow you to participate in creating new knowledge.
In order to assess your preparedness for university, UBC will evaluate you on a broad range of criteria including tour academic achievements and personal experiences.
You will need to provide information about yourself, including a personal statement where you talk about your interest in the subject or subjects you’re applying for.
The University’s focus is on leadership qualities, creativity and empathetic side of the student. They take a keen interest in individual attributes of students.
Conducts interviews to gauge student achievements, aptitude, logical reasoning, communication skills etc.
We encourage you to take the writing of the essays seriously and to write openly and honestly about activities, interests or experiences that have been meaningful to you.