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What's the best way to build a strong college application?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior in high school, and I'm starting to think about the college application process. I want to make sure I have a strong application, but I'm not sure where to start. What are some key components of a strong college application, and how can I work on them throughout my junior and senior years? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about the college application process early. A strong college application typically consists of good grades, strong test scores, extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, and well-written essays. For grades and test scores, make sure you're focusing on your studies and consider taking practice tests or enrolling in a prep course. In terms of extracurricular activities, try to find clubs, sports, or organizations that interest you and really get involved. It's better to be dedicated to a few activities than to spread yourself thin across many. Leadership experience can come from various roles, such as being a team captain, club president or organizing events. Lastly, when it comes to essays, give yourself plenty of time to brainstorm, write, and revise. Make sure your essays are genuine and reflect who you are as a person. Just remember to stay organized and keep track of deadlines throughout your junior and senior years. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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