Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Colleges use some, if not all, of the information listed below when determining whether or not to accept an applicant. GPA (Grade Point Average) / Class Rank Colleges consider a student’s GPA in college prep courses to be the most important admissions criteria. Colleges know that students who do well in high school are more likely to succeed in college. Strength of Subjects College admission officers examine high school transcripts carefully to see if students have taken the recommended college prep courses. They also look for honors and Advanced Placement courses. Test Scores Most 4-year colleges require that students submit ACT or SAT scores. The more selective the school, the more important these test scores are. Extracurricular Activities Colleges are most interested in seeing meaningful involvement, commitment, and evidence of leadership. Quality is more important than quantity. Recommendations Colleges often ask for letters of recommendation from counselors and teachers. Admissions Criteria