How do colleges pick who gets accepted?

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I’ve been working in admission for over 10 years, reviewing applications myself as well as being a member of several admission committees. I can tell you there’s not exactly a magic formula or an exact equation colleges and universities use, but primarily, what colleges and universities are trying to decide is if you would be successful at that university or at that college within that specific program. One thing that differs or one big thing is that the process differs at every college and university. I would encourage you to reach out and connect directly with the admission representative at that college or university. Some other things to consider when universities are trying to decide who is offered admission they look at specifically your GPA, your test scores, also leadership experience, community service, in addition to the specific program that you’re considering for admission. Sometimes certain programs have limitations or additional requirements. Also how large the program is. Sometimes programs have limitations on how many people can be offered admission. We wish you the best of luck and certainly encourage you to contact your direct admission counselor.

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¿Cómo seleccionan las universidades quién es aceptado? Clinton Bobb, Director Asociado de Admisiones, Butler University
He estado trabajando en admisiones durante más de 10 años, revisando aplicaciones además de ser miembro de varios comités de admisiones. Puedo decirle que no hay exactamente una formula mágica o una ecuación exacta que utilicen las universidades, pero ante todo, lo que las universidades están intentando decidir es si usted sería exitoso en la universidad o en esa universidad con ese programa específico. Una cosa que difiere o una gran cosa es que que el proceso difiere en cada universidad. Le animaría a contactar directamente con el representante de admisiones de la universidad. Algunas otras cosas a considerar cuando las universidades están intentando decidir a quién le ofrecen admisión son el GPA, los resultados de los exámenes, la experiencia en liderazgo, el servicio a la comunidad, en adición al programa específico que está considerando para la admisión. A veces, determinados programas tienen limitaciones o requisitos adicionales. También cómo de grande es el programa. A veces, los programas tienen limitaciones en cuántas personas puede ser admitidas. Les deseamos la mejor de las suertes y les animamos a contactar a su consejero de admisión.

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