How much time do admissions officers spend on each applicant application?

They better not ef this up. My future is practically in their hands.

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Your future is not in their hands. There are many universities for students of all types. If you are only applying to colleges that would be "stretch" school then that is your mistake. But there is still plenty of time.

    • DCM5150
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Well, then you have limitations. But since they are local school they will know what your grades and SAT/ACT scores mean relative to other students around you. They may be more inclined to read your essays to separate you from the others.

  • 3 weeks ago

    The application review process varies from school to school, so there will always be significant variations in the time that is spent reviewing an individual application. Too, the applications and the applicants vary so that impacts the amount of time they are given as well. Many applications are “no brainers” either to admit or to deny and they do not need the same amount of time or debate that other, more middle of the pack ones do.

    In the end, it is less a matter of pure time then the quality of the review and given the importance to the institution of the admission process, a process that creates a class and shapes the culture of the school, applicants should feel confident that their application received a fair and thorough review by experienced, dedicated professionals.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Varies widely. Some applicants are so woefully inadequate, unqualified, or unprepared their applications are dismissed within seconds. A rare few are so exceptionally well qualified, admissions officers know nearly instantly they want that person. Others - probably the majority of mid-range applicants, will be poured over, evaluated & reevaluated before making a final decision.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • Squid
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    A minute or two. 99% of the decision is just glancing at your GPA and SAT score, then about 30 seconds each skimming through your essay and recommendations.

  • Stoo
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Not much. given the numbers. So it's on you to do the job right. Or apply to things that you can get into.

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