Ocean City High School Guidance Department Admissions 101
•Specialized Institutions (art, music,culinary arts, etc.)•Community Colleges•Junior Colleges•Four Year Public and Private Colleges
•Size of School•Location•Distance from home•ActivitiesAthletics•PublicPrivate•Coed/Single Sex•Entrance Requirements•Majors Available ( What is the school’s commitment?)•Cost (Net Price Calculator)
•REGULAR ADMISSION Students must submit an application bya specified date to be considered for admission. Students may apply toother schools without restriction.•ROLLING ADMISSION* Application are reviewed as they arrive(and are complete), rather than according to a set deadline. Applicantsare then notified as the college finishes the review of the application.•EARLY ACTION A prospective student applies for admission by anearly deadline (before the regular admission deadline) and receivesnotice of acceptance, denial, or deferment with no obligation to theuniversity to enroll, if accepted for admission.
•EARLY DECISION* Similar to Early action, but differsin that it constitutes a binding commitment to enroll; that is,by applying early decision, the student commits to enroll inthe school if accepted. If offered admission under an earlydecision program the applicant must withdraw all otherapplications to other institutions and enroll at that institution.•RESTRICTIVE EARLY ACTION Similar to an EarlyAction plan; however institutions with restrictive early actionplans usually place limitations on an applicant’s applicationto other early plans (check with your choice college fordetails). If an applicant is admitted under restrictive earlyaction, the applicant is not obligated to accept the offer orsubmit an early deposit.
•DEFERRED ADMISSION A category of admission used inconjunction with early (action, decision, notification, or acceptance)plans to indicate that a student has not been admitted early but willremain in the applicant pool for reconsideration during the review ofapplications for regular admissions.•WAIT LISTED An applicant is put on the waitlist when anadmissions officer or committee decides to offer the applicant theopportunity to enroll in the institution only if there is space availablein the incoming class after fully admitted students have responded totheir offers to enroll.•NEED BLIND ADMISSION the admitting institution does notconsider an applicants financial situation when deciding admission.
OPEN ADMISSIONS Some colleges will admit all studentswho apply as long as they’ve completed high school (or passedthe GED).Such colleges are said to have an open admissions policy. Theyusually offer remedial courses for students who are not ready forcollege-level work.Many community colleges are open admission schools.
•GPA (all high school subjects) / May be recomputed•STRENGTH OF COURSES•ADMISSION TEST SCORES (SAT I, SAT II, ACT)•RANK IN CLASS•ESSAY OR WRITING SAMPLE•COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION•TEACHER RECOMMENDATION(S)•INTERVIEW•EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INCLUDINGEMPLOYMENT•“DEMONSTRATED INTEREST”•PERSONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION•STUDENT’S STATE OF RESIDENCE
•RANK: TOP 10% •PRINCETON•SAT: 1400+/2100+ •HARVARD•ACT: 31+ •UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA•GPA: 4.3+ •DUKE UNIVERSITY•18+ ACADEMIC •GEORGETOWNUNITS REC UNIVERSITY•10- 25% accepted•SAT II required
•RANK: TOP 25% UCLA•SAT: 1300+ WAKE FOREST•ACT: 30+ UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA* (most sel)•GPA: 3.8+ UNC CHAPEL HILL*•16-18 ACADEMIC (most selective)UNITS REC NEW YORK•30-40% accepted UNIVERSITY•SAT II required BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND
•RANK: TOP 40% •BOSTON UNIV.•SAT: 1200+/1890+ •AMERICAN UNIV.•ACT: 27+ •COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY * (academic•GPA: 3.3 - 3.7+ schedule)•16+ academic units •ST. JOSEPH’S UNIV.•40-50 % accepted •RUTGERS•SAT II may be •PENN STATErequired •VILLANOVA
•RANK: TOP 60%•SAT: 1000-1140 +/ •TEMPLE UNIVERSITY1650+ •UNIVERSITY OF•ACT: 22-24+ CENTAL FL•GPA: 3.0 - 3.5+ •RICHARD STOCKTON•16 ACADEMIC •RAMPO COLLEGEUNITS•50-60% accepted•SAT II not required
•RANK: 70% •CABRINI COLLEGE•SAT: 950+ / 1500 •CHESTNUT HILL•ACT: 19+ •RIDER UNIVERSITY•GPA: 2.8-3.2+ •MONTCLAIR STATE•16 ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY •WILLIAMUNITS PATTERSON•75%+ acceptance UNIVERSITYrate•SAT II not required
•HIGH SCHOOLDIPLOMA OR •COMMUNITYGED COLLEGES•NO MINIMUMGPA •SPECIALIZED•NO SAT OR ACT INSTITUTIONSREQUIRED•IN-HOUSETESTING
•NEW JERSEY •LARGE PUBLICPUBLIC IVY•NEW JERSEY •PUBLIC, YETPRIVATE FUNCTION LIKE A•PENNSYLVANIA PRIVATE ELITEPUBLIC•SMALL PRIVATE
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