There’s no specific set of qualities or accomplishments we’re looking for. Instead, we look for evidence that you are the type of person who sees opportunity in every challenge, who likes to tackle problems, and who will encourage classmates to greatness.
We don’t use formulas or cutoffs or thresholds; no one is automatically admitted or denied because of a single number. We read every application, thoroughly.
Not just test scores.
- High School GPA and Class Rank
- AP and Honors Classes
- Challenging Extracurricular Activities
- Volunteer and Work Experience
- Test Scores
- Quality Recommendation Letters
- A Well-Written Essay
- Talents and Passions
And under the “Test Scores” heading, it says this:
“Not all schools rely as heavily on SAT and ACT scores as they used to, but it doesn’t hurt to take both tests and do as well as you can. Some schools don’t look at these tests at all while others may look at scores from additional tests including SAT Subject Tests and AP tests. Check with your chosen schools to find out which ones are required for admission.”
But consider what the state of North Carolina considers when trying to classify a student as “career and college ready” – test scores.
And look how schools are measured in our state’s performance grading system – test scores and algorithms.