When applying to colleges what do they look at from high school?

What do they focus on about you? Which year of High School do they look at the most? Give me advice of how to get into Harvard University, im a freshman now? What type of grades and characteristics? Any advice? I also have very prejudice and crapy teachers, how do you deal with them?

Asked By: melvin.judkins - 3/30/2008
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Colleges look for a wide variety of things....#1 is of course your grades, SAT and any other college admission scores, grade point average, class rank, you need to make sure you are taking the classes you need to get on the distinguished graduates list (or whatever your school calls it). They look for community... More
Answered By: missyvixen1217 - 3/30/2008
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Biggest things are your GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and activites
Answered By: krazy_dun - 3/30/2008
good grades but its all about the SAT's. If you get a bad SAT score forget about getting into your #1 choice of college. Also, join plently of clubs and be really active within the school.
Answered By: Jackie - 3/30/2008
As a freshman you should already be at the top of your class and doing extra work and extra activities, if you want to go to Harvard. Look at other kids who have been accepted and see what they did to get there... More
Answered By: Reverend Al Po - 3/30/2008
not only are your GPA, SAT1/2, and ACT scores VERY important, being in the honor society, after school sports AND clubs are also really important as well. community service and having a job. being really involved with the school and your community. they want someone who stands out, someone who's not only VERY... More
Answered By: KP<3 - 3/30/2008
The most important year is junior year, but you should still be working to get A's as a freshmen, and take rigorous classes. Extracurriculars are also a huge factor. Try to be well rounded with clubs, arts, sports, community service, etc. With regards to teachers, some suck, and that's the way it goes. Find some... More
Answered By: llz - 3/30/2008
Harvard looks for good grades and volunteer work!! okay i don't really know that I just heard that on gilmore girls.
Answered By: sweetums - 3/30/2008
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