You'll notice a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Virginia Commonwealth University did not get in. At the same time, note that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades that were below the norm. This is because VCU's admissions process is not entirely quantitative. For one, the admissions officers will want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses , not courses that get you an easy "A." Also, extracurricular activities , work experiences, and recommendations can strengthen a borderline application.
Start by watching the introduction video and then go through each section of Planning for College beginning with “Choosing a college” and work your way through to the “High school ‘To Do’ list.” In most sections, you can hear from college students with disabilities, read important points, complete helpful activities and check out the eSources. Once you are done with all of the sections in this module, look at the “Top 10 tips” for a quick review and then click on “Reaching my goals” and fill out your goal sheet for Planning for College .