Admission Trends for the Rising Class of 2021

As seniors throughout the nation begin to obtain faculty choices we start to show our consideration to admission traits that might be rising this yr. 1. The Early Hen Catches the Worm. This yr we anticipate seeing admission percentages proceed to say no because the variety of faculty candidates rises. As well, early determination and early motion functions are on the rise with some schools filling 50% of their class with early candidates. Early determination is binding and requires that the scholars withdraw all different functions.

If admitted by way of early determination, a pupil is dedicated to attending, so utilizing the ED route as a technique to sway admission in your favor could be tough if the scholar wants to contemplate advantage assist earlier than committing to a school. Nevertheless, many faculties supply non-binding early motion permitting the scholar an earlier determination on their software, and in some instances, advantage awards are prolonged on the time of the supply of admission.

Each early determination and early motion choices begin arriving to start with of December via the tip of January relying on the school. For instance, in 2016-2017 the College of Pennsylvania (which admits roughly 12% of all candidates) admitted 22% of early determination/early motion candidates. College students making use of the nation’s most selective universities want to improve their possibilities of admission and making the most of early determination/early motion is usually a technique that pays off.

In colleges such because the College of Pittsburgh and Penn State College, which use rolling admission, now we have additionally seen the good thing about making use of early. Rolling admissions is when a school makes admission choices as functions are acquired. If there are advantage awards out there, these might also be prolonged as the applying is acquired and reviewed.

As an example, our School Software Boot Campers who attended our August camp and had their admissions bundle ready in early September had been in a position to have optimistic admissions choices in hand by the primary week in October from their rolling admission colleges. As the applying pool will increase it has change into extra necessary to arrange your software bundle, together with your essays as early as attainable, and think about out there submitting deadlines in your general technique for fulfillment.

2. Fb, Instagram, and Twitter – Oh My! Most of our college students perceive the position social media can play within the faculty admissions course. Definitely, it could actually have an optimistic effect when the scholar indicators up and follows updates on the colleges to which they’re making use. It’s at all times a good suggestion to know what is going on on the campus for future interviews with admissions officers, essays and that can assist you to consider the campus and group.

Clearly social media may also have a destructive effect when college students are careless about what they submit or tweet and the admissions officer is watching. College students ought to know that admissions have change into extra holistic and in an effort to get a greater understanding of a pupil it’s not uncommon for admissions counselors to go looking at social media.

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