Lessons Learned from the 2019-2020 College Admissions Cycle
Decisions have been made. College admissions offices have decided which students made the cut and students have finalized which college they will attend. Even with all of the uncertainty due to COVID-19, college this fall will happen, even if it’s virtually.
Two trends that stood out this year according to the UCEazy team:
- 1. The competitive nature at top private or public colleges is still increasing. It is very difficult to predict that students, even the most gifted ones, will be admitted into certain colleges.
- 2. College admissions offices look at many things beyond impressive GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Even straight-A students with perfect SAT scores have been denied admission to top colleges. In fact, the University of California system no longer requires ACT or SAT scores.
Key takeaway: Top colleges seek well-rounded students or, as we call them at UCEazy, “Multi-Dimensional Students.” It’s imperative that students get involved in activities so college admissions personnel have more to look at than just GPA and test scores.
To prepare for the college admissions process, students should consider:
- Do not focus on deciding specific colleges or majors.
- Students and their parents should begin laying the foundation to become a Multi-Dimensional Student.
- UCEazy proprietary and innovative program guides families through the college admissions journey.
- Determine if it is realistic to be admitted into a top-ranked college.
- If not, do not spend the time and money to apply.
- Consider schools beyond JUST the top colleges. UCEazy can help you discover thousands of great U.S. colleges that might be a better fit based on personality and career goals.
- Continue to become more competitive for dream colleges throughout the summer and fall.
- Showcasing leadership skills, improving your GPA and learning essay writing skills will make students stand out.
UCEazy experts and staff know first-hand the competitive nature of the college admissions process. We also understand that all students are unique with different strengths and weaknesses. Our goal is to help students put their best foot forward while reducing their families’ stress.
Please consider having UCEazy assist your family through its programs:
- Multi-Dimensional Student Program: Grades 8-10
- The College Admissions Program: Grades 11-12
To learn more about how UCEazy has helped families and how our expertise could help yours, please contact UCEazy for a free meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-833-982-3299.