ABOUT MY SCORE

WHAT DOES MY CRSCORE MEAN?

At CR SCORE we know that NO ONE can tell if you are going to get into a specific school other than the people reviewing your full final application at that specific school.  That’s why our scores give students and parents a level of selectivity of schools they are currently tracking towards.  

 

To be as accurate as possible we’ve worked with admissions counselors and experts to build the first platform that considers as many as possible of the major factors that go into the college decision process and tested our platform with 1000’s of data points. 

 

HOW TO INTERPRET MY LEVEL OF SELECTIVITY?

Being in a level of selectivity means we think that you are tracking to schools at that level.  This means, assuming your full final application continues at that level, we think that there is a good chance you will get into some of the schools at that level.  We always advise that students apply to schools at levels of selectivity both above and below where they are tracking to and research the exact requirements and unique criteria of specific schools they are interested in.  

 

WHAT SCHOOLS ARE  IN EACH LEVEL OF SELECTIVITY?

Super Selective (Greater than 9583)

 

These are schools roughly in the top 20 of the US News and World report. These schools generally have a very low acceptance rate and admit the best students in the country. Schools in this range include: Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Duke.

 

Highly Selective (Greater than 8889)

 

These are schools roughly ranked 20-50 in the US News and World Report rankings. They are amongst the best 4-year research schools in the country. Schools in this range include: University of Rochester, Georgia Tech, UC-Davis and Case-Western.

 

Very Selective (Greater than 6944)

 

These are school roughly ranked 50-150 in the US News and World Report rankings. They include a great mix of both public and private schools, large and small schools in this range include: Howard, University of Iowa, Temple and Auburn.

 

Selective (Greater than 4456)

 

These are competitive 4-year colleges, that have a larger range of acceptance criteria. Schools in this range include: University of Akron, University of Toledo.

 

College Bound (Greater than 2219)

 

These are 4-year schools that generally admit students on a rolling basis who require a high school diploma or meet minimum criteria. Schools in this range include: UTEP, Metropolitan State, and Weber State.

 

Community College (Greater than 1098)

 

Students at this level are on track to graduate high school and enter community college.

 

At-risk  (Less than 1098)

 

Students in this range are on track to potentially not graduate from high school.

BUT WHY CAN'T YOU TELL ME IF I CAN GET INTO A SPECIFIC SCHOOL?

At every school, each year the number of students applying, the number of students accepted, the quality of applicants, the exact criteria for that school change even states laws that govern acceptance at some state schools can change.  That’s why at almost all schools no one can be 100% sure. Working with admissions experts we’ve built what we think is the most accurate and informative model available and believe that reducing uncertainty and giving students and parents concrete ways to improve their college readiness we can help reduce stress and anxiety around the college readiness process. 

 

CAN I GET INTO A SCHOOL AT A HIGHER LEVEL? 

Of course.  Your score is meant to let you know what level of schools you are tracking to.  It’s where we think we think there is a good chance you can get into some of the schools at that level. Schools at higher levels will be more selective and because of this your chances of getting in will be lower, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in.  In addition, we don’t measure everything, for example, your essays and recommendations.

 

In general, we recommend that as the time to apply approaches, students and parents research schools that they think are good fits. Express interest in those schools by attending events and talking to admissions officers and apply to a range of schools.