Do You Really Know the Ins-and-Outs of College Admissions?

Think you know everything about college admissions? See how you do!

Our seniors are all getting ready to submit applications to colleges and universities, so we thought we'd send a mini-admissions quiz to test your knowledge.


 

College Admissions Pop Quiz

1.  Early decision is different from early action because:

A   the former refers to a non-binding early submission of applications and the latter to a binding agreement for admitted students. 
B   the former refers to a binding agreement for admitted students (if you get in, you have to go!) and the latter refers to early notification but is not binding. 
C  early decision refers to rolling admissions, which means the earlier you submit your application, the earlier you hear back. 
D   early decision only applies to a few public schools, whereas all schools have early action.

2.  All of the following schools still require SAT Subject Tests EXCEPT:

A   Georgetown
B   Stanford
C  MIT
D   Yale

3.  “Super Scoring” refers to:

A   the policy that allows students to choose which scores to send to colleges. 
B   the practice of canceling (SAT) or deleting (ACT) scores after taking an official test. 
C  the mixing and matching of a student’s best section scores (verbal & math on the SAT; English, Math, Reading & Science on the ACT) across multiple days.
D   the policy of many colleges/universities of requiring students to send all scores.


4.  The goal of the common application personal statement is to:

A   demonstrate the applicant’s ability to self-reflect. 
B   establish a quality about the applicant that might serve the prospective community. 
C  differentiate an applicant from other applicants. 
D   all of the above

5.  The last time students can test on the SAT/ACT before early admissions applications are due is:

A   September ACT | October SAT  
B   October ACT | October SAT
C  October ACT | August SAT
D   Answer-choice A for November 1st deadlines and answer-choice B for November 15th deadlines (though ACT scores sometimes come back in more than two weeks, especially if a student has special accommodations)

6.  A student’s high school transcript includes: 

A   List of all courses and grades from 10th-12th grade, GPA, class rankings.
B   List of all courses and grades from 9th-12th grade, GPA, class rankings, and number of credits.
C  List of all courses and grades from 9th-12th grade and number of credits as well as differing information about GPA, class rankings, exam scores, and course outlines depending on the school. 
D   List of all courses and grades from 9th-12th grade, GPA, and number of credits, as well as differing information about class rankings, exam scores and course outlines depending on the school. 


1. B  /  2. D  /  3. C  /  4. D  /  5. D  /  6. C

 

Have questions about what goes into the admissions process? We can handle all academic and standardized test questions, and we know lots of amazing people in the industry who know the ins and outs of the application process (including your school’s amazing college counselor!). Reach out now and we’ll get your programming going!