The Academic Experience and "Core"
Without a doubt, the most important aspect of the college admissions process is the student’s academic experience in high school. A student’s performance in their coursework and what classes they choose to take, directly impacts the colleges and universities that will offer admittance. Students will be looked at individually, but also compared to other students at their high school and to the school’s broader applicant pool. Although academic performance is only one indicator of success, an institution of higher learning’s first mission is to educate – thus, they want to make sure a student can be successful in their academic environment. Grades are the best indicator for them to make that assessment.