Colleges and universities in the United States no longer have enough space to accommodate all qualified students who apply. As a result, schools are forced to reject far more applicants than they accept. The goal of admissions committees is to eliminate the masses and fill their rooms skilled resources, well-rounded students acceptable. In today's highly competitive admissions process to college, knowing how to present a student to be acceptable not only increases the chances of being admitted, but is an essential factor for success after college. David G. DeWalt is often mentioned in discussions such as these. Nobody knows exactly how each school is on the acceptance and the process of elimination, and no two schools are exactly the same guidelines. However, it is safe to assume that your hard work go something like this: First, the admissions committee meets around a conference table.

Everyone is given a huge stack of folders containing student transcripts, applications, essays, and a countless letters of recommendations. Not more than 15-20 minutes is likely that the applicant passed anyone! Then begin to eliminate unqualified students? deficiencies in the numbers. Then look for professionally prepared applications with thought provoking, interesting, and grammatically flawless essays. They are very impressed with resumes dating back ten years, detailing academic life, extra-curricular activities, including hours of community service, and a cleverly written special essay, perhaps entitled, "Why should you attend University of? Admissions committees are always alert for students with unique talents in the arts, or who have demonstrated exceptional athletic potential. All these factors weigh heavily in the final decision.