How competitive for admissions will you be at a given school? This is based on several factors. Some factors are more objectively measurable in the college applications process than others. The easily measured factors include:
Less measurable, but equally important in your college application process are:
Using Measurable Factors
Check admissions data for each college on your list. Look at the range of SAT or ACT scores, and GPA’s. Your test scores will put you in one of three zones for the college: green, yellow or red.
What puts a school in your GREEN zone?
What puts a school in your YELLOW zone?
What puts a school in your RED zone?
How many schools should you have in each zone?
As you start building your college list, keep in mind the different zones. You should have a balance of colleges from each zone on your list. The My Chances tool in your GuidedPath can give you an idea of what zone your fall in for each school on your list. Your ACT or SAT scores generate your My Chances zones. If you haven’t taken the ACT or SAT yes, use PSAT or PLAN scores as alternatives to get My Chances zones.
Follow these steps to check your zones:
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