10/25/12 Admission process

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10/25/12 Admission process

  1. 1. Announcements  Beginning of year survey- class website  www.cofojrmustangs.weebly.com  C101 Next Saturday @ Texas State!!! On webpage & handouts  Admission Counselor groups  ApplyTexas essay topics  College Terms  Setting up email address
  2. 2. Admissions Counselor for a Day Get into groups Review applications Decide to reject one, waitlist one, and accept two Each group share about your decisions
  3. 3. What Colleges are Looking for Testing: Highest ACT or SAT score Recommendations: Both should be from academic teachers who know you will and can address your particular strengths and qualities. Extra-curriculars: In-school and out-of-school activities Essay: How are you unique? Are there any special circumstances they should know about? Why should they choose you? Transcript: Colleges look at how challenging your courses have been and how you’ve done in them. They also look for continuity in course work.
  4. 4. Apply Texas Applytexas.org 3 Essay options  Topic A: Tell us about someone who has made an impact on your life and explain how this person is important to you.  Topic B: Choose an issue of importance to you and explain the significance of that issue to yourself, your family, your community, or your generation. Can be personal, school related, local, political, or international.  Topic C: Write an essay describing any additional information that you would like us to also consider in your application. This can include hardships, challenges, or opportunities that have shaped or impacted your abilities or academic credentials, personal responsibilities, exceptional achievements or talents, educational goals, or ways in which you might contribute to an institution committed
  5. 5. Common application Commonapp.org Essay topics  Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.  Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.  Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.  A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.  Topic of your choice.
  6. 6.  ApplyTexas application Common Application Extracurricular, personal, & volunteer activities Employment, internships, & summer activities Custom questions Requesting Transcripts Requesting letters of recommendation Application Fees and Waivers

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