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Lydia Varghese
Former Harvard admissions officer Bruno Villegas explains Harvard’s 1-6 rating system used to evaluate applicants. Prepory, a college admissions and career coaching company, hosted a presentation about the college application process in the media center Wednesday, March 13. “The best way to stand out in the admissions process is to do what you’re most passionate about to the best of your ability,” Villegas said.

[Brief] Prepory educates MSD students and parents about Harvard’s admissions process

Prepory, a college admissions counseling company, hosted an informational presentation about the college admissions process at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, March 13 in the media center. Students and parents gained an understanding about the components of an application, what makes a student stand out and how to gain admission into some of the best colleges and universities in the world.

Tables and chairs were arranged on the far side of the media center facing a Recordex. Students and parents sat and listened to former Harvard Admissions Officer Bruno Villegas present a powerpoint about its college application process. Villegas covered topics such as Harvard’s Four-Tier Review System and its one to four scoring range.

“The best way to stand out in the admissions process is to do what you’re most passionate about to the best of your ability,” Villegas said.

After Villegas discussed the Harvard admissions process, a Prepory representative explained how the company is beneficial to students and parents wanting to earn admission into the top colleges and universities in the country.

“The most important thing I learned was that having a story or a theme in your application will make you memorable to college admissions officers,” sophomore Agnes Stephen said.

At the beginning of the presentation, students and parents were handed out flashcards on which they could write down any college-related questions they had. Once the presentation ended, the flashcards were placed in a box and Villegas answered the questions. After the presentation, students and parents also had the opportunity to speak directly to college admissions professionals with any other questions that they had.

Students and parents utilized the opportunity to speak directly to college admissions professionals and learned valuable information regarding the modern college admissions process.

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Lydia Varghese, Reporter
Lydia Varghese is a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She is a first-year reporter. She enjoys writing and listening to music.
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