Top factors, or first-tiered factors, have always been the student's GPA, its corresponding academic rigor along with their test scores. But now with Covid-19, second-tiered factors are gaining more importance. These factors are as follows: Extracurricular Activities, Letters of Recommendations, Essays and Demonstrated Interest including Interviews. Please read this article which explains how these second-tiered factors have now become very important in the college admissions process for the Class of 2021.
Key admission factors that will now weigh more heavily for the Class of 2021