University Application Components
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A college admissions test that measures English, math, reading and science. This is optional for most schools in the USA, but may be needed for certain universities.
A standardized test typically the SAT or ACT used to predict the likelihood of a students success in college. Most universities do not require this test for the Classes of 2021 and 2022. Watch for updates.
An ID number that is assigned to a high school used in college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.
A student's expression of desire to attend a particular college through campus visits, contact with admissions officers, opening emails, attending information sessions, and other actions that attract the attention of college admissions personnel.
Student-crafted piece of writing showing admissions the qualities they possess. Some are mostly about personal character, while others are about achievements. The type of writing depends on what the university is asking for.
Any school activity, such as athletics, drama or music, that offers the student an
opportunity to complement their classroom experiences.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Average of grade points earned from high school classes graded from A-F.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. This program is recognized by universities around the world as a highly rigorous academic program.
Certificates awarded in each subject for which a student passes an IB exam. These certificates are in addition to the ISHCMC HS Diploma.
Letter of Recommendation
An assessment of the student's aptitudes, abilities, and interests, written by a teacher or counselor and used by colleges and universities in the admission process.
Colleges and universities use these examinations to place students in courses—most often mathematics and foreign languages—that match their proficiency. In some cases, a student's level of competency on the test may exempt them from having to take a course required for graduation.
Teacher's prediction of the grade the student is expected to achieve in the subject, based on all the evidence of the candidate's work and the teacher's knowledge of IB standards.
A college admissions test including Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math. This is optional for most schools in the USA, but may be needed for certain universities, especially for students taking IB Courses.
The official record of high school courses and grades, generally required as part of the college application.