Thoughts on our students' path to college and career
March 25, 2021
The Myth of the Well-Rounded Student...I'm always hearing from students and parents that they think they need to check all the right boxes to get into college - not true. Colleges assemble diverse classes, they don't need you to be interested and experienced at everything. Don't think you have to have an internship, have to volunteer, have to join a club, etc. See why, and what they DO want from you instead:
A Dean's Podcast: hear Dartmouth's Dean of Admissions discuss current trends and key topics on college admissions and finding the school that is best for you https://admissions.dartmouth.edu/follow/thesearch.
"A Guide to Navigating College Admissions - The Search podcast is a conversation about college admissions sometimes drawing on Dartmouth's community as guests but it's decidedly not about getting into Dartmouth. This project is a discussion, blast of advice, and reflection drawn from the Dean's resources at Dartmouth as well as friends and colleagues from other schools and colleges who also love this work we do. While it can't answer every question or cover every topic, it will squeeze in as much context and information as possible."
"The disconnect between what colleges say and what students hear" - from the Washington Post, Nov. 30.
What colleges and counselors try and tell our students and parents is often not what gets through. Why? Are we sending the right messages? How should both sides talk to be heard and understood?
What do you think - do you hear the right things from GCM and colleges? What questions do you really want answered? Are counselors and colleges straight with you?