Applying to College

What Do Colleges Look For?

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While grades and test scores are an important part of college acceptance, there are several of areas college admissions representatives look at.
WHAT DO COLLEGES LOOK FOR

Request A NACAC College Application Fee Waiver

Participants of TRIO Pre-College Programs (TRIO Talent Search & TRIO Upward Bound) are eligible to receive waivers for their college applications fees.

Please note, TRIO Pre-College Programs cannot pay for application fees if the college(s) of your choice does not accept the NACAC Waiver, nor can we reimburse fees already paid.

Request a Waiver HERE

Essay Writing

Some colleges require applicants to write essays to provide more information. Topics may include past leadership opportunities, what makes a student unique and what a student would provide their campus.
Tips for Writing a Winning College Application Essay

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation from your teacher, administration and mentors help colleges get a better understanding of who you. Consider your GPA & test scores as the quantitative data and letters of recommendation are the qualitative data they need to realize exactly how amazing you are.
HOW TO GET A GREAT LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION