How to Get into a Top College or University

How to Get into a Top College or University


How to Get into a Top College or University. Apply these strategies to gain entry to academia
at a top college or university and fulfilll your educational dreams. You will need Educational support materials
and opportunities 3.75 GPA or higher SAT or ACT preparatory resources High SAT and ACT
scores Compelling application essay Outstanding recommendations Summer programs (optional)
and clubs and extracurricular activities (optional). Step 1. Get excited about learning long before you
start looking at colleges and universities. If you don’t like school, it’ll be harder
to excel. Step 2. Focus on academics during your grade school
years to develop a foundation of strong organizational, reading, and study skills. Attend summer science or math programs to
generate enthusiasm about academic possibilities. Step 3. Get top grades in the hardest classes, beginning
with your freshman year — the best schools require a 3.75 or higher grade point average. Become a well-rounded person by joining clubs,
taking leadership roles, and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities. Step 4. Prepare for SAT or ACT tests, taking advantage
of tutors, preparation courses, practice tests, and guides. Consider taking the tests a second or third
time to achieve your best possible scores. Step 5. Apply for admission early to emphasize your
commitment to the school. Step 6. Write a dynamite essay with a strong opener
to demonstrate positive personal qualities and to establish a distinctive identity with
admission officers. Step 7. Accompany application submissions with stellar
recommendations from two teachers and one guidance counselor. With these strategies in place, your hopes
for entry to a top college or university are on solid ground. Did you know About 18 million students are
enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities.

70 comments

  1. 3.75 GPA? if you are a bad student the only way to get a GPA that high is to take a lot of easy classes or be very fucking smart

  2. my gpa is a 3.35.

    than again, i've taken 8 AP's in the last 2 years, and having to take 9 more by graduation. if i only cared to go to an IVY League. Too bad I want to be a pilot

    USMA Go Army, Beat Navy!

  3. @thegagalover1 no they like a 2.0 gpa and if your to smart they might think your trying to take over the world

    stop making shit up freak

  4. @unpwnage #1you must have gone to a retarded school. How does having a 3.75 GPA determine their intelligence and how does that make them "gifted/talented". In my classes, especially AVID, 3.75 GPA is the average. Just study. This does not mean that their classes are easy or that my school's curriculum is easy either. I mean we send lots of kids to college, lots of ivy leagues, yet a lot don't go either. Since in my school we are mostly low income there will always be the students who think its

  5. #2cool to fail and look gangster. Right now I have a 4.3 GPA, and I'm not even in the top ten(btw i'm tied with~ 5 other people). I go to sleep around 1 am, so think about the ranked 5. They don't have a social life, aren't gifted, they just work hard. If I tried I could be like them, but I like to hang out and do club stuff. I don't try very hard(which contradicts my point) cause i'm lazy but I'm NOT gifted. If every students with a 3.75 GPA was gifted then we wouldn't have such a F world.

  6. To everybody ranting about how they have such terrible grades and only people who are socially awkward virgins could ever get into universities.
    I am in all IB classes (for those who don't know what IB is, it is like AP AP, it is much more difficult to do IB than it is to do AP.) I have a 4.7 GPA, am involved with club volleyball, cycling, the schools musical, and have a very active social life. It is not that hard to have a social life, and have good grades. You just need to know when to buck

  7. le down and hit the books. And since when is our society so freaking messed up that it is now a shameful thing to be a virgin? Some people (like myself) are virgins by choice. If you people would put 1/2 as much time studying as you do complaining and partying then your GPAs would be twice or even three times as high! It's just a matter of how you spend your time.

  8. @DanoneLerman Dont worry about freshman year man. Most colleges just look at your weighted GPA which is grades 10-12. I got into a good college with an overall GPA of 3.1 because i messed around freshman year but my weighted GPA which was only grades 10-12 i had a 3.83 avg and got into a great school so just try your hardest your last three years of high school and youll succeed this video is half bullshit bro.

  9. Gonna do 2 years of education at Cal state la & transfer to usc πŸ™‚ this is only helpful for freshman.

  10. NYU is cool, it's actually on my backup colleges..
    I think it's pretty hard, I mean it's one of the best universities. Good luck

  11. @drew pasion at least be happy that you're not getting yourself into tens of thousands of dollars worth of student loan debt, like some people do! I'd suggest you find work in retail marketing and make a career for yourself like I did! And I didn't even get a degree! πŸ˜€

  12. I so disagree with this! First, it depends which community college you go to and how good the teachers are. I went to a university immediately out of high school and I ended up transferring to another university because I was really unhappy. I am behind a year because of that. If I could do it all over again I would go to a community college first because it gives you more time to decide what you want to major in or study. πŸ™‚

  13. I too have had a change of heart since last year! I'm almost done with community college and just the feeling of knowing I have no student loan debt is awesome! Sure it took longer, but it was financially smart of me to do! πŸ™‚

  14. LOL when she was putting the papers into the mailbox. I realize she was on the road with no shoes on. What kinda dirty thing is that

  15. Biased. Clubs and extracurricular activities are EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! This is NOT optional!! If you do all the above and didn't get accepted? THAT'S probably why.

  16. I'm going into year 9 this year, and i'm getting so scared about when i get my year 11 GCSE results already! My best subject is English and I'm ok at Science, but i am terrible at maths, will 3 years of studying hard help me be a grade A student, on my report it says i'm most likely to get all C's in my Maths, English and Science, and that's not enough to get into a University.

  17. This video was actually really helpful to me! I just graduated high school and got into Stanford! I will gladly help any of you and answer any of your questions, feel free to message or email me. This book was realllyy helpful to me, so I recommend that you check it out! There are tons of great resources out there. This one is cheap too, so its a great deal!
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