• Starting to think about life after high school....Upper Merion Area School District is committed to post secondary success for all students. 
     
    College readiness is a result of careful, thoughtful planning.  Below are some articles and resources that will help you as you begin to plan for your tomorrow!
     
    "What makes a college admissions officer say yes to one applicant and no to the next?"  To answer that question, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg spent a year observing the selection process at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.  The result is his new book, The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College (Viking).  Steinberg shared his learning with TIME.  Click on "Please Let Me In" to learn what one author has discovered.
     
    WHAT COLLEGES EXPECT:
    Click to learn from the Academic Deans of the Commonwealth Partnership about what Colleges Expect  http://www.lakelandschools.us/do/pkavanagh/what-we-expect.pdf
     
    Click on Toward a More Comprehensive Conception of College Readiness, to read a college readiness report prepared for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in March, 2007.
     
     
     
Last Modified on January 3, 2009