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Union Hall Advising was founded with one goal: to help students gain admission to highly selective colleges. Statistically, this has been harder to do every year for the last 20 years. But we’re on the verge of a new era in college admissions that will make gaining entry even more competitive and difficult to predict.
We call it the rise of “character-based” admissions - a flavor of holistic admissions that values the kind of student you are and the kind of person you are more than specific metrics like gpa and test scores.
There are a few reasons why character-based admissions are taking hold. One is the move away from standardized tests. Another is the legal complexity in building a racially diverse class. These and other factors are combining to make the admissions decision process more opaque and difficult to penetrate with the usual tactics. But these changes also represent an opportunity for savvy families to win the new game, even if they don’t have perfect grades and scores. This is where Union Hall focuses its energy.