|Students who got into MRC say:|
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I used the common app to highlight all my involvements in high school and had a 2020 SAT(1330 on the old one)and a 3.9 GPA and a ton of extracurriculars (4 years of track and XC, 3 years of of basketball, Anchor CLub, Best buddies, the list goes on). Be long winded - but only where it's true and relevant.
| Jan 11 2010 |
And don't be afriad to brag! this is your time to show off. Marist is getting more and more competitve every year, so buckle down and study for those SATs and finals (even after you've been accepted - there are such things as "unaccepted letters" you know), but don't get so caught up in school work that you don't live your life. Marist looks for well-rounded individuals who are active citzens capable of independent thought. Be confident. Be you.
I had to take the SAT's, fill out an application and write an essay. I would encourage writing a good essay and spending time preparing for the SAT's.
Definitely get invovled in leadership activities within your highschool and if you are not getting great SAT scores definitely take the ACT. Not everyone is a great test taker and that definitely helped my chances, I think, of getting into the school. Also, it is great to show you are well rounded so take the leap and take more challenging courses in high school.
| Communications|| Jan 11 2010 | I participated in many extracurricular activities in High School, ranging from sports to Acting Troupe. I also was involved in community service through my church and 4H group. I would recommend that the student be well-rounded in those areas if they would like to get in to Marist. I also would recommend taking the most challenging courses offered in High School, such as AP classes or courses for college credit.