How We Evaluate Applications

We take into account several factors when we evaluate your application, but most of all, we want to get to know you as an applicant. That’s why we encourage you to visit and meet with an admissions counselor.

Primary Review Factors

  • Successful school performance, including high school or college coursework, grades received, high school rank percentile (if calculated), and grade point average
  • Successful completion of a college preparatory curriculum
  • Strength of the curriculum through high school graduation, including courses that exceed the core subject requirements and any advanced courses (e.g., honors, AP, IB, college level)

Secondary Review Factors

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview
  • Evidence of exceptional achievement, aptitude, or personal accomplishment not reflected in the academic record or standardized test scores
  • Participation in extracurricular college preparatory programs (e.g., MEP, PSEO, Talent Search, Admission Possible, Upward Bound)
  • Evidence of exceptional talent or ability in artistic, scholarly, leadership, or athletic performance
  • Evidence that enrollment would enhance the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the student body
  • Evidence of exceptional motivation, maturity, or responsibility
  • Outstanding high school or community involvement
  • Work experience, paid or unpaid
  • Size of graduating class
  • Evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to educational achievement
  • Extenuating circumstances