Get good grades. Get involved. Get good test scores. It’s all good advice. But it’s advice you’ve probably heard before… a lot. As students head back to school, here are five bits of Collegewise admissions advice to help you get in to college that might be new for you.
1. Practice the art of participating in class.
Raise your hand. Ask questions. Participate in classroom discussions. Colleges don’t want students who just plow through courses and get good grades; they want students who are engaged in class, who like to learn, and who make contributions by participating. In fact, that’s why colleges ask for letters of recommendation from your teachers–to learn if you’ve demonstrated these qualities.