The College Admission Quiz: What are Colleges Looking For?

Take the following college admission quiz and see how much you really know about how colleges admit students. Have some fun! And guess what---your score won't hurt your chances for admission anywhere.

The most important factor influencing your admission application will be your grades or achievement in college preparatory studies.

Most colleges use admission test scores alone to accept or reject an applicant.

Work, volunteer projects, and extracurricular activities can often make an otherwise mediocre application look better.

Recommendations from counselors and teachers are very important.

Often an applicant possessing an unusual ability or skill can ride that special talent all the way to admission.