Tier One Colleges are Becoming SAT/ACT Test-Optional and the List is Growing Students Must Present Themselves as Multi-Dimensional for College Admissions

New facts about U.S. College Admissions have really changed the college admissions landscape. Top colleges and universities are no longer as focused on SAT scores as they were in the past. Meaning students who have all As or score high on the SAT/ACT are not guaranteed admissions to top ranked colleges such as the Ivy Leagues and others. Why is this the case?
When it comes to admissions, these colleges and universities are looking for a special or unique student. This kind of student is:
  • Multi-dimensional and excels in areas beyond just academics
  • Able to discover his/her passions and has the courage to pursue them

“Students whose parents were born outside the U.S. are not generally aware of this fact, which means most of these students will be disappointed about not being accepted to top colleges,” -said Vinnie Gupta, CEO of UCEazy.

These parents need to understand the key issues:
1. While the higher education system (post high school) in the U.S is the best in the world, it is also very complex, constantly changing and competitive. Consider the following facts:
  • University of Chicago, ranked #3 in the country, made SAT/ACT scores optional in their admissions process
  • Average acceptance rate at Ivy Leagues is around 5% – 1 out of 20 students
2. Top colleges look for a multi-dimensional student which includes academic excellence but is not considered the only item for admissions.
3. Parents born outside U.S. face additional challenges in guiding their children because they:
  • Are not familiar with middle schools, high schools and four-year colleges in the U.S.
  • May have a limited view of the career opportunities in U.S.
  • May not be fully in tune with the U.S. culture and this creates a disconnect with their children.
4. Public high schools in the U.S. offer very little, if any, help in developing a multi-dimensional child or in the college applications process.
Given these challenges consider engaging UCEazy proactively to help with:
Contact UCEazy for a free meeting to learn more. E-Mail: info@uceazy.com or call 1-833-982-3299.