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    #247059 - 04/20/20 06:00 AM Re: College admissions notes [Re: Wren]
    cricket3 Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/09
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    Originally Posted By: Wren
    I question recognized achievements.


    Well of course! The vast majority of admissions committees do not. For every regeneron finalist there are dozens and dozens of kids who are adept at self-promotion/hyperbole/fraud...you can draw the line wherever you like. In case you havenít read about it, at some competitive high schools, it is now a thing for parents and students to report other classmates who have embellished their records/transcripts. Sometimes to the school admin/counselors, and sometimes to the colleges where students have already been admitted. I havenít heard of this at our own school (well, the embellishments, of course, the calling out stuff, no) but it would not surprise me at all.

    Welcome to competitive college admissions.

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    #247060 - 04/20/20 07:17 AM Re: College admissions notes [Re: Bostonian]
    Wren Offline
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    It is a private school and knowing the guidance counsellor, he probably knew. Counsellors have their favorites and this kid was super personalable. And he did have some other stuff that was real and great accommplishments. But no different than some of the stuff I see on college confidential.

    Embellish is a gray word. You have to really know what your accusation is when it is gray.

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    #247568 - 09/14/20 06:24 AM Re: College admissions notes [Re: Bostonian]
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    Registered: 04/27/13
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    Adding a link to the thread athletic recruitment in the General Discussion Forum, for future readers who may be seeking that type of information here in the College Forum.

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    #247571 - 09/15/20 01:21 PM Re: College admissions notes [Re: Bostonian]
    Wren Offline
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    I am on the email list of a couple of college consultants, free stuff. I check out the articles. They said that the schools check the clicks a student makes checking out a school. How many virtual tours they take (how many do you need?) How much you click other stuff, not sure how much other stuff to click, but I thought that was a pretty bizarre thing to keep data on. Anyone else heard that?

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    #247572 - 09/15/20 02:56 PM Re: College admissions notes [Re: Wren]
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    Yes. It's a measure of student engagement/student interest, so they can target marketing to the highest yield recruits.
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    #247574 - 09/15/20 04:26 PM Re: College admissions notes [Re: Bostonian]
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    Yes, certainly.

    Though not all schools use this kind of tracking- I think there is some way to determine if a specific school does, perhaps in the common data set or somewhere, Iím not sure, because my kids could not force themselves to participate in that kind of nonsense, so we pretended it didnít matter😉.

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