6 Problems With The College Application Process
We're heading dangerously fast towards college with my high school senior. We are now in our year of “lasts.” We've been preparing for this momentous moment for almost 18 years, and navigating the college application process for 18 months. Who knows what the future has in store for him, but I do know one thing: the college application process is flawed. I mean really flawed. And it needs to be fixed.
Here are 6 reasons why:
1. A 4.0 GPA isn't good enough.
Getting a 4.0 GPA simply isn't good enough. It's now considered a starting point (let me remind you that a 4.0 is straight A's in every subject). The perceived “good” colleges are severely impacted with applicants from around the world. Since spaces are limited, there needs to be a way to weed through the mountain of applicants. We are now in the academic rat race, or the race to nowhere. College applications are higher than ever; consequently, the demand is much greater than the supply, and to be competitive, GPA's...
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