Students: Predicting College Success

Most university admissions officers are aware that college board Scholastic Aptitude Tests are not the only guide to probable academic success — but they are not sure just what other criteria prove that a student is worth a gamble.

Normally, four types of students are likely to be passed over: the "overachiever," who gets low SAT scores but had excellent high school grades; the "late bloomer," whose grades were poor but whose college board scores show promise; the high school leader too busy with extracurricular activities to get good grades; the specialist, who is brilliant in one field but otherwise...

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