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Lessons Learned from the College Admissions Cycle

Posted by: fyclabs on 06/07/2021

Lessons Learned from the 2020-2021 College Admissions Cycle

At this point, colleges have evaluated which students were accepted, and students are preparing for college in the fall. Things are coming back to “normal,” but there are many changes that have taken place in college admissions amid these unprecedented times.

UCEazy experts saw two major factors stand out including:

    1. The college admissions essay has become even more impactful for students since many colleges have transitioned to test blind or test-optional.
    2. Because of the change in standardized tests, college admissions offices look at many things beyond impressive GPA and test scores. We have seen many 4.0 students with impressive test scores being denied from top colleges.

Key takeaway: Top colleges look for well-rounded, involved students. It is necessary for students to be involved in activities for college admissions personnel to provide more than only GPA and test scores.

To prepare for the college admissions process, students should consider:

8-10 Grades: Xcellerator Program™

  • You don’t need to decide specific colleges or majors right now.
  • Students and their parents should focus on creating the foundation to become a well-rounded student.
    • UCEazy’s Xcellerator Program™ guides families through the high school journey to best prepare them for college admissions.

11-12 Grades: College Admissions Program

  • Realistically evaluate if a student will be admitted into a top-ranked college.
    • Do not spend the time and money to apply if it is not realistic.
  • Think beyond what families consider top colleges. UCEazy can find thousands of great colleges throughout the country that might be a better college fit based on a variety of factors.
  • Become more competitive for your dream college and stand out by:
    • Developing leadership skills, increasing GPA and learning essay writing skills.

At UCEazy, our experts witness the competitive nature of the college admissions process first-hand. Our team understands that all students are unique with a variety of different strengths and weaknesses. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to put their best foot forward while reducing their families’ stress.

To learn more about how UCEazy has helped families and how our expertise could help yours, please contact UCEazy for a free meeting at info@uceazy.com or 1-833-982-3299.