We’re looking for reasons to admit students, for reasons to believe in people. We approach every application with the hope that we are going to be able to admit a kid. But high test scores and GPAs don’t really tell you whether a person is prepared or sufficiently motivated. You have to know what has gone on in that person’s life to understand. That’s why we read the essay, the short answer and the letters of recommendation so that we can understand what those numbers mean. We’re not just moving beans around. Each person is a family, each family has a story, and it’s all extremely important.
- Michael McKeon, Dean of Admissions
McKeon and his team of admissions officers take great care in evaluating the applications of prospective Gaels.