Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 9-12

Austin Martin

Austin Martin is the Assistant Director of Domestic Recruitment at The Ohio State University. Before this, he worked in admissions at Oklahoma State University and the University of Iowa.
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The Current Landscape of College Admissions

By Austin Martin on Sep 22, 2022 8:00 PM

In years past, many high school students and their parents followed a similar script as they planned for college: take the most challenging classes in high school to boost their GPA, be in as many extra-curricular activities as possible, earn the highest ACT or SAT score possible, apply to a college with said score, and get "in" based on the institution's formulaic criteria for admission. While this approach worked for many students to gain admission to colleges and universities in the past, the landscape of college admissions has changed significantly in the last few years. 

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