What makes an application to Johnson State College stand out? Because we’re a small school, the JSC admissions staff is able to spend a lot of time with your application, so that we can make the best decisions about admitting who we think will thrive and succeed at JSC. Of course, grades and test scores matter, but we know that there’s more to you than just that. Here are the kinds of details we pay closest attention to when looking at your application.
As an institution of higher learning, we want to be sure that you are prepared for college-level work. To be sure you are ready to be a JSC student, we carefully consider your
- Course selection
- Letters of recommendation
- Test scores (ACT average score is 22; SAT average is 1000 for verbal and math)
- Personal essay
- Class rank
Additionally, we recommend that high school students complete a college preparatory curriculum that includes:
- Four years of English
- Three years of college preparatory mathematics
- Three years of social sciences
- Two years of science (one course with a lab)
These are the specifics about YOU that transcripts and test scores can’t really tell us about. These qualities tend to come across most clearly in your essay, your recommendations, and in the records of your extra-curricular activities.
- Engagement in your community