Highly selective colleges and universities are generally defined as those that admit one fourth or fewer of their applicants. Because many more students apply than the number of spots in a class, admissions officers can choose only the most excellent candidates, and many outstanding candidates will not be offered admission.

Students who gain acceptance to these schools are highly motivated. They took the most challenging academic course load possible and achieved the highest grades they could. These students have excellent ACT/SAT scores and are involved in a variety of extra-curricular programs. East Mountain alumni have found success at highly selective schools like Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, M.I.T., Smith College, and more.

Students who are interested in applying to these schools should make an appointment to see Mr. Smith (tsmith@eastmountainhigh.net). If you are serious about applying to a selective school, planning must begin early.

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