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For Parents/Guardians: Viewing Scattergrams

Scattergrams visually depict historical admissions decisions using previous students' GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. Scattergrams are intended to provide a guidepost to gauge likelihood of acceptance and are not intended to be a definitive predictor of admission.
Please note: Scattergrams are only available if your student is linked to a high school using Scoir. A student will only be plotted as a data point on the scattergram if they have a GPA and an ACT or SAT score in their profile. This may affect students without test scores who apply completely test-optional. Scattergram settings also vary by high school, so this may affect the data you are able to view.

If you are not yet linked to your student(s) or their high school(s), follow these steps.

How do I view scattergrams?

You can view scattergrams from a College Profile or from your student's profile.

Viewing Scattergrams from a College Profile

  1. Begin by searching for a college whose scattergram you'd like to see. See here for further step by step directions on searching for colleges in Scoir.
  2. Once you've selected a college, you'll be taken to it's profile page.
  3. Once there, choose Admissions and then View Application Scattergram.

Viewing Scattergrams from a Student's Profile

  1. View your student's profile by clicking on the Profile tab at the top and choosing your student from the list that appears.

  1. Go to the Colleges and Applications option on the left side and select Scattergram.

  1. On the Scattergram page, you will be able to toggle between scattergrams for any college you have suggested to your student, as well as any college your student is Following, Applying to, or has Applied to. The purple star will indicate your student's position on the scattergram in relation to historical admission data from the student's school.

  1. Use the scattergram tools to adjust the display of the data presented with filters, listed below:
  • Toggle between Unweighted and Weighted GPA
Please note: The high school controls the GPA values shown, and the Class Range that users can see. All users will not be able to toggle between values if they are not being shared by the high school.
  • Change the Class Year Range
  • Toggle display of the Acceptance Heatmap
  • Filter data by Application type

Keep in mind that when you navigate to a different school, the filters will be reset.

  1. Click on a data point to see more information, such as their acceptance status, GPA, and test score(s).

  1. Switch between a plot view and table view by using the icons in the upper right corner to see additional data such as Test Optional.
  • In the table view, click on the column headers to easily sort the data.

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