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Requirements for US Colleges

Requirements for US Colleges  

  By: on May 28, 2019, midnight

What are the (admission) requirements for US Colleges?

Re: Requirements for US Colleges  

  By: on May 28, 2019, 3:53 a.m.

Hi Sanjana,
This question is best answered in the context of a specific College.

While each US College has its own set of requirements and admission criteria, broadly they are the following:
SAT Scores - typically a range for each college
GPA - average
Class Rank
Coursework in High School
Marks/Grades in School Courses
Extracurriculars - what you participated in and ones you excelled

The College Applications (e.g., Common Application or Coalition Application) typically have
- Essays - depends on the college
- Letters of recommendation from School Teachers
- Letter of recommendation from Counselor

In addition, you need to Show/demonstrate interest in the desired area of study.

What colleges are looking at? The community can help point you in the right direction.

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