Finding your college fit deserves introspection and exploration. A good set of resources can get you on your way.
Starting Your College Search
Note to Roycemore students: Much of your search starts in Navigating College Admissions, Roycemore's mini-course for juniors. Your Naviance accounts are populated with custom resource pages that dig into much deeper detail and additional resources. Start in Naviance, and then use this as a supplement.
A high school curriculum that challenges the student.
Grades that represent strong effort and an upward trend.
A well-written essay that provides insight into the student’s unique personality, values, and goals.
Passionate involvement in a few activities, demonstrating initiative, leadership, and commitment.
Solid scores on standardized tests (SAT or ACT).
Special talents or experiences that contribute to a well-rounded student body.
Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors that give evidence of integrity, special skills, and positive character traits.
* The first two items on this list are always paramount. The relative importance of the remaining factors varies depending on the college. However, all colleges review application holistically, and always read more than just the transcripts and test scores.