Some colleges require a graded paper. How are graded papers reviewed by the university? What kind of communication is done between the teacher who graded the paper and the admissions office? Thanks!

10/4/2018 9:31:51 PM,
Mark Cruver replied:

As a former Admissions Director, I can say the request for the submission of a graded paper has less to do with the grade itself and more to do with the validation of an authentic work by the student.  It would confirm a genuine sample of written work.  As a result, the need to discuss the grading between admissions and the teacher is irrelevant and unnecessary. 

Mark Cruver

10/4/2018 9:31:51 PM,
Mark Cruver replied:

As a former Admissions Director, I can say the request for the submission of a graded paper has less to do with the grade itself and more to do with the validation of an authentic work by the student.  It would confirm a genuine sample of written work.  As a result, the need to discuss the grading between admissions and the teacher is irrelevant and unnecessary. 

Mark Cruver

12/15/2018 2:12:24 PM,
Anonymous replied:
Thanks Mark. As a deferred admit, how can I best gauge my chances of getting into to the deferred college?