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 3414 How Do You Get In? In the college admissions process, nothing is more important than your high school academic record. The college admissions process This is how the college admissions process works. 1) During your senior year, you fill out applications for the colleges you might want to attend. 2) When a college has received all of the required documents (transcript, test scores, etc.), your application is evaluated by an admissions committee. 3) The colleges then let you know if you’re accepted. 4) You consider your college offers, and then decide where to go. Studentswhodefinitelyknowwhichcollegetheywanttoattendonlyneed to fill out one application. Students who aren’t sure of where they want to go might complete applications for several colleges. What colleges look for Colleges consider the following when they’re trying to decide whether or not to accept an applicant. u GPA (Grade Point Average) A student’s GPA is what most colleges look at first. Colleges know that students who get good grades in high school are much more likely to succeed in college. A GPA is the average of a student’s semester (or end of term) grades, starting with the freshman year. In most high schools, an A = 4 points, B = 3, C = 2, and D = 1. Students who have all As have a 4.0 GPA. Stu- dents who have As in half their courses and Bs in the rest have a 3.5 GPA. The higher your grades, the higher your grade point average.