The future President
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear future President,
I am Indigo Tayon, a student at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High and I am writing because there is a large issue with the American college application process.
As a senior in high school, I am experiencing first-hand the struggles I would constantly hear in my former years of high school from the upper classman about the college application process. As students we are judged by numbers on a page like our grade point average and SAT or ACT scores. This is not fair because a number on a page does not come close to an actual representation of the individual. Grade point averages and standardized test scores are important but they should be weighed less in the application process compared to extracurricular activities. What someone invest their time in and what they do with those experiences and what different they make is what is important. America accepts people of all backgrounds, skill levels, race, and intelligence and creates opportunities for them. The college application and acceptance process should reflect this by expanding their criteria for who they accept into their university by not weighing the numbers they see on a page as the most important thing.
I ask this of you because as a nation that is founded on equality and opportunity, I strongly believe changes to the college application process, making it more expansive and open to the variety of students that could make a change in this great country, would strongly benefit the success of this country and those who help make a difference- their students.