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Week 02

College List

Let’s find your Reach, Match, and Safety Schools!

Week 02

Reach: Your application may not reach the academic qualifications, meaning that your GPA, extracurriculars, or test scores are a little below those of the average accepted student. But you would be super excited to get accepted and attend, so why not give it a shot! “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Match: Your application is pretty similar to those of the average accepted student. You are pretty confident you’ll get into your match school, and it would be a great fit for you.

Safety: You are super confident that you will get into your safety school. You likely exceed the academic qualifications of the average accepted student (but remember nothing is ever certain either).

1. Using your Fit Factors from last week, use BigFuture College Search to browse through colleges that meet your needs!

2. Once you find campuses that you could envision attending, check to see if you meet the application requirements:
a. GPA Requirements
b. Test Requirements
c. Personal Statement
d. Statement of Diversity
i. For example, try finding the above requirements for Cal Poly

3. Create your College List using the Form below. Include at least one 2-year college and one 4-year college.
a. 3 Reach Schools
b. 3 Match Schools
c. 3 Safety Schools

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