How Are College Admissions Decisions Made?

College admissions personnel base their decisions upon a number of factors. However, you might be surprised to learn that grades are often not the deciding factor. Although a student’s academic achievements are indeed important, college admissions experts look for ways in which a student stands out from the crowd. For example, does the student excel in sports or music in addition to academics? Does the student display remarkable achievement despite challenging circumstances, such as a learning difference?

You can hear more about college admissions decisions by watching this video. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a college admissions team as they sort through candidates, discuss their qualifications, and vote on admissions.