August 2, 2010


The how-to of getting into college

Emory admissions officers Tim Fields and Jessica Jaret told a packed White Hall auditorium what they tell people all over the U.S. and the world about admission to Emory, and to other colleges.

The number one factor in admissions decision: Curriculum rigor. “The best indicator of how a student is going to fare in college is how they did in high school over four years, not what you did on a four-hour standardized test,” Jaret said.

Fields, assistant dean, emphasized research, such as majors and minors, physical location and visiting campus. “There is nothing that can replace going on a college campus.”

Fields also said, “Activities will never trump the academic portion of your application. What happens in the classroom is really going to push the admission decision.”

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