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Top choice college infographic?

Hey y'all! I saw an infographic somewhere about tips for getting into your top choice college. Anyone else seen it or got any advice on this topic? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hey there! While I'm not exactly sure about the specific infographic you're mentioning, I can definitely share some tips for getting into your top-choice college based on my own experiences and what I've learned from fellow students.

1. Demonstrate strong academic performance: Focus on maintaining a high GPA and taking challenging courses, like AP and honors classes. This shows the college that you're capable of handling their rigorous coursework.

2. Create a niche or 'spike': Rather than being a well-rounded student, colleges often look for applicants who excel in a particular area. Find something you're passionate about and invest time and effort into it.

3. Get involved in extracurriculars: Aim for a few meaningful activities to showcase your interests and leadership skills.

4. Research Early Decision/Early Action options: Applying through these programs may increase your chances of admission at some schools.

5. Get to know the school well: Understand their values, programs, and unique qualities. This knowledge will help you tailor your application essays and demonstrate why you'd be a good fit.

6. Request strong letters of recommendation: Choose teachers or mentors who know you well and can speak to your qualities, achievements, and potential.

I hope these tips help! Good luck with your college applications!

7 months ago

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