Upper Merion Area School District

Inspiring Excellence

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
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