Highly Selective Admissions
It is important for a student to create a resume of all extracurricular activities they have engaged in since September of their freshmen year. This should include all school related activities, community service, work, educational experiences outside of school and religious activities.
The essay is often the most overlooked aspect of the college admission process. Students are expected to spend a considerable amount of time in the preparation of the essay. It should be personal and honest, thoughtfully and carefully written, and discuss something of importance to the student. Counselors are available to help with this.
The counselors will attempt to present a fair and accurate assessment, emphasize strengths and highlight important academic trends for each student.
Scores on the SAT or the ACT are used by admissions committees as one measure to compare students from different schools.
18 Academic Credits and minimum SAT or ACT score
Each college has its own specific requirements for teacher recommendations, but in most cases two are requested. In some instances colleges are very specific, asking for recommendations from teachers in certain subject areas, whereas others may give a student their choice or require none at all. Read the application forms carefully.
How has a student done in their courses? Colleges would much rather see tough and challenging courses that are in line with a student’s ability than a high grade point average comprised of easy courses. The minimum academic course requirements for admission to any Florida state university are below. All English, Math, Science, Social Science, and Foreign Language courses are considered academic credits.