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How to write a strong letter of continued interest?

Hello! I'm a junior, and I've heard that if I get deferred from a college, I might need to write a letter of continued interest. Can someone explain what that is and how to write a strong one? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hey there! You're right -- a letter of continued interest (LOCI) can be helpful if you get deferred from a college during the early decision or early action round. The main goal of the letter is to express your ongoing interest in the school and update the admissions committee with any significant achievements or developments since your initial application. Here are some tips for writing a strong LOCI:

1. Be concise and clear: Keep your letter short, around one page, and get straight to the point.

2. Reiterate your interest: Express your enthusiasm for the school and explain why it's still your top choice. Be specific about what makes the school a great fit for you.

3. Share updates: Mention any new achievements, awards, or extracurricular activities you've taken part in since your initial application. This shows that you've continued to grow and develop as a student.

4. Proofread: Make sure your letter is well-written and free of errors.

Remember, the purpose of the LOCI is to remind the admissions committee of your continued interest and to update them on your recent accomplishments. Good luck!

10 months ago

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