Note that some students with high grades and test scores did not get into Connecticut College. If you look at the red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students), you'll see that quite a few students with numbers that were on target for admission were not admitted. On the flip side, you'll notice that some students got in with grades and test scores that are below the norm. Connecticut College, like most selective liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions and uses the Common Application. Successful applicants need to have strengths that go beyond numerical data. Competitive applications should have a winning essay and strong letters of recommendation, and students need to demonstrate meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities. Also, Connecticut College has a supplement to the common application, and thoughtful answers to the short answers can strengthen your application and help you demonstrate interest. Applicants also have the opportunity to schedule a dance or music audition, theater interview, or art review. As a few of the data points above illustrate, true strengths in some of these areas can help compensate for grades that are a little less than ideal.
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