College admissions can be cutthroat.
Your teenager will compete with other students who have similar grades and test scores. And while those two data points are the main first considerations for admissions, there are certain personal qualities that can help your teen stand apart from the others.
Colleges care about the character of the students they admit. They seek students who will contribute eagerly and positively to the campus community.
And what your teen does during the hours outside of classes reveals a lot to colleges about who he is.
First things first: Download my free Extracurricular Activities Tracker & Ideas List to discover clubs, social organizations and community service opportunities that will get your teen’s wheels turning.
The following student traits are highly desirable to college admissions officers. Check them out, along with ideas about how your teen might develop these skills to stand out on the application.Continue Reading