|Students who got into MRC say:|
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| | I have always been involved in a variety of activities from an early age. Throughout my childhood I have been involved in many activities such as: Girl Scouts, School Choir, Dance, Varsity Cheerleading team, Yearbook Sports Editor, Gymnastics, Religious School teacher's aide, and Pop Warner junior coach. I did all of these activities while keeping up a good GPA throughout the years. I also had two jobs prior to starting college. I currently still work as a camp counselor at YMCA Capital District-Camp Nassau in Guilderland, New York. I also worked as a teacher's assistant at my temple (Beth Emeth) in Albany, New York for four years. I recommend students to get involved in a variety in activities in high school- both a part of the school and activities outside the school. Having a part-time job during high school is a great way to show time management, all while keeping up with studies. Getting into college is a hard process, so the more activities you are involved in, all while keeping up with schoolwork, shows schools that you can manage your time well in a successful manner!
Be involved in your high school. Go to sporting events. Be an athlete and/or a club president. Show that you are interested in something. Show that you have spirit and enthusiasm for your high school and you want to bring that to Marist.
| PreMed and Medical|
| Jan 12 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.
Although being a minority MAY account for a particular percentage of why we do get into some schools, I can definitely tell you now that it's not the ultimate reason. I went to a prestigeous boarding school where the academics were tough and involvement was a part of the curriculum. I can easily say that I was highly involved in sports, the leadership program as well as extracurricular activties every year. My grades were fine and all our classes were always a little harder. My SAT scores weren't the greatest due to other demands of workload, but were definitely sufficient enough to get me into a fairly good school. On top of all this, I had an excellent portfolio for the fashion department. When I came to visit Marist, I was told that my name had been mentioned among faculty quite a few times - and having a good essay will ALWAYS help. ALL colleges love good essays & that's the truth. They all love hearing your voice apart from what your scores say or your grades say or even your extracurriculars demonstrate. In any school, you must demand your place by showing them what you can do - not just by telling them.
| Art & Design Department|| Aug 14 2008 |
Otherwise your chances of ever getting into your #1 will always be slim!