How U Penn Admits Students
Student requests for their college admissions records prompt some admissions offices to purge documents.
Qiu describes what she found: “…most of [my file] was a replica of my Common App [essay]…my GPA, my senior coursework, my SAT scores, my SAT II scores, and my AP scores.” In addition, a standardized form indicated her AI, or academic index score (this is a measure that takes into account an applicant’s GPA, class rank, and standardized test scores), the acronym FG (for “first generation;” first generation students are highly coveted at selective colleges), and three numbers mysteriously coded “E,” “I,” and “M.”
Should students review their admission application files? There are many reasons students might want to do so. But if students imagine that they will gain insight into the admissions officers’ subjective impressions of them, they will probably be disappointed.
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