You’ve worked hard through your high school years. Your personal accomplishments ring loud and clear on the pages of your college applications. Yes, admissions officers will be focusing on curriculum rigor, academic performance, positive grade trends, consistent test scores and glowing recommendations. Yet, as you complete the due diligence of ensuring a sound application strategy, don’t forget to identify clear examples of your integrity. Character counts. The goal of admissions officers across the country is to create a community of students who not only will be successful in the classroom, but also responsible within all of campus life. The Templeton Guide, Colleges that Encourage Character Development identifies over 500 schools that promote civic mindedness among their students. You can bet these colleges will be looking for students with character to round out their freshman class.