The majority of colleges use similar criteria when making admission decisions, but each college differs in how much weight it places on the various criteria. For instance, some colleges use standardized test scores for admissions while others use these scores to determine course placement. Criteria for college acceptance includes the following:
The most important criteria for most colleges remains consistent: which courses students take in high school and how well they do in those courses.
Four-year colleges recommend that students take, as a minimum, the following courses in high school: