Not everyone we work with at Union Hall is working towards a top 25 college. Many are seeking to maximize their admissions chances at schools in the top 100 to 200. These are students who have had modest GPAs, course rigor and test scores. Students in this group are often surprised at just how many incredible, high-ranking schools they can crack if they strategize their list and make a smart early decision choice.
For these students it is about presenting a story of consistent growth and improvement. A show of maturity and self-awareness is what makes good schools want to admit these students, which is why we help them present that way.
recent example: raya
Raya had a spotty transcript with a few low grades her junior year and a test score to match. Despite this, she put together a personal narrative that stood out by showing her as a leader outside of the classroom. Her essays were authentic and hopeful, ultimately landing her admittances at a number of colleges she didn’t think she’d get into. It was a reminder to everyone in our office that anyone has a shot at a top 100 school with the right application.
raya’s Choice: UMass at Amherst