Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 349 Part II College Information In Part II, you will find information on the following: college admissions terms, college majors, and requirements for athletes. College Admissions Terms Common Application (Common App) –This is a college admissions ap- plication that’s accepted at 600+ colleges. Students applying to two or more colleges who accept the Common App can save themselves hours of work by using this standardized application. www.commonapp.org Deferred Acceptance – Sometimes students aren’t accepted or rejected; they are deferred. This means that the college is postponing the admission decision. Deferred students can often improve their chances for admission by providing additional information (evidence of improved grades or higher test scores, an impressive letter of recommendation, etc.). Early Action / Early Decision – Students who apply Early Action or Early Decisionsubmittheirapplicationforadmissionearlyintheirsenioryear. These studentsthenreceiveearlynotificationofthecollege’sdecision. Early Decision is binding—students applying Early Decision make a commitment to enroll if they’re accepted. Early Action is not binding. Rolling Admission – Colleges with rolling admission make decisions on applications as they receive them. Applicants are usually notified of their acceptance within three to four weeks. Selectivity – Colleges have varying levels of selectivity. Colleges with open admissions generally accept any high school graduate until spaces are filled. Selective colleges look for students with high GPAs and good test scores. Waitlisted – Waitlisted students may be reconsidered if enough accepted studentsdon’tenroll. Likedeferredstudents,waitlistedstudentsmayimprove their chances of acceptance by providing additional information.