ACHLS seeks students who want to learn techniques which will help them in the business, professional or academic worlds by making them better thinkers, better writers, and more fluent orally. ACHLS especially seeks such students who are interested in learning what has happened in the United States and the world in the past, because this is important in assessing present and future policy and in being more effective advocates as leaders, or as lawyers, or in other professions.
- ACHLS interviews every applicant who wishes to attend it. ACHLS believes the true measure of a person's capabilities to succeed cannot be measured solely by statistical data, which does not measure drive, dedication, obstacles overcome, perseverance, and a good heart. In some circumstances, there is a second interview with the entire Admissions Committee.
- The Admissions Committee reviews an applicant's entire pertinent background, including all previous college grade-point averages, the specific courses in which an applicant did well or poorly, improvement over time and the nature of any experience and accomplishments in the work force. ACHLS does not consider the SAT or ACT when making admissions decisions. Instead, it considers an essay test that ACHLS itself has developed.
- The test is given at the time of the interview, and, most importantly, it is read and graded by a professor who, based upon years of practical and academic experience, is well qualified to assess an applicant's ability to think and write well. The requirement of a mandatory interview, the review of an applicant's entire record in school and the work force, and the essay aptitude test enable ACHLS to identify capable students.
For further information, please call the Admissions Office at 603.458.5145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.