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February 7, 2021 29 min

Show Notes:

In this episode, I walk through a new and updated Top 10 List of important factors that impact college admissions. This is not your standard list. For example, GPA and rigor of courses fall to #8 on the list. 

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:03:17 Drivers vs. passengers


0:05:00 Recruited athletes


0:10:05 SAT/ACT score


0:12:40 National or international renown


0:13:36 A coherent brand


0:14:50 Demonstrated interest


0:19:00 Ability to pay


0:20:29 GPA & rigor of classes


0:23:00 Extracurricular activities


0:25:10 Letters of recommendation


0:26:02 Interviews


0:27:02 Honorable mention


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