Overview: Each year, college admission officers review thousands of applications before determining the number of students to whom they will offer admission. Scholarship providers may also consider thousands of applications before selecting which students to whom they will award their scholarship resources. You should consider the information in your college application package as your “Profile.” Your Profile is reflected in the 4 broad areas outlined in “A High School Plan for Students with College-Bound Dreams:” academics, extracurricular activities, personal qualities, and intangibles. Individually, or collectively, the attributes reflected in each of these areas will influence where you receive offers of admission and scholarship awards. It is important to be mindful that your profile has the potential to change dramatically over the course of each of your 8 semesters of high school, based on the activities in which you choose to become involved, the type and level of classes you choose to take (and grades earned), and the leadership roles you choose to accept. Rising ninth graders have the opportunity to begin high school with clearly established academic, extracurricular activity involvement, leadership, and community service goals.