How do I choose my dream target and safety schools?
- Your child’s most recent high school transcript.
- Their SAT or ACT scores (if applicable) or PSAT score with a PSAT to SAT conversion table at hand.
- College admissions websites—for the most accurate statistics like admissions rate, average GPA, and average test scores.
How many dream match and safety schools should I have? How Many Schools Should I Apply To? We recommend starting with 6 schools: 2 dream schools. 2 target schools.
What is the acceptance rate of a target school? Target schools are schools that you are more likely to be admitted into and have an acceptance rate between 35 and 75%. If your standardized test scores and GPA meet the requirements and range scores these universities are looking for, then there is a greater likelihood that you will receive an admissions offer.
What are considered target schools? Target schools are colleges and universities that are right on the money — they fit your GPA and standardized test scores on the money. While chances of being accepted are good, there’s still the possibility of being waitlisted or denied, especially the more competitive a school is.