Applying to College
What Do Colleges Look For?
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
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