Dream Schools, Targets, and Safeties

One of the most important steps in the college admission process is the development of an aspirational college list. At NC Global, we develop smart college lists that feature more “dream schools” than safety schools, then work with students to increase opportunities to gain acceptance into these first-choice colleges. We also help you stay grounded by presenting equally strong candidacy cases to all schools, including those considered to be targets and safeties.

NC Global College Lists focus on the following factors:

  • Academic strength
  • Curriculum focus (e.g. core or specialty)
  • Educational focus (e.g. general or targeted)
  • Name recognition/reputation
  • Campus type (e.g. city or rural)
  • Campus culture
  • Specialty (e.g. research, medicine, or business)
  • Region, geography, and climate
  • Class and campus size (e.g. large university or small liberal arts)
  • Gender (co-ed or all female)
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Financial aid
  • Government and business affiliations
  • Extra-curricular/Research opportunities
  • Possibility of admission
  • Special characteristics
  • High school matriculation record
  • Unique family connection/legacy
  • Summer courses taken
  • Intangible factors such as student “feel” or history

Also at NC Global, the college list adapts to changing circumstances such as higher grades, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, and TOEFL scores, as well as publicity and special accomplishments.

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