How much does demonstrated interest impact college admissions decisions?

Hello everyone! I've been hearing a lot about demonstrated interest and how it can potentially impact college admissions decisions. Do colleges really care if I visit or attend their webinars? How can I effectively demonstrate my interest in a school? Thanks for any help you can provide!

3 months ago

Hey there! Demonstrated interest can indeed play a role in college admissions decisions, but it varies depending on the college. Some colleges track demonstrated interest, while others don't. It's generally more common for smaller, private colleges to consider demonstrated interest than larger, public universities. However, it's important to remember that demonstrated interest is just one of many factors that colleges consider when evaluating applicants.

Attending college visits, webinars, and other events can definitely show your interest in a school. To effectively demonstrate your interest, consider participating in these events and asking thoughtful questions. You can also reach out to the admissions office with any questions, or perhaps connect with a professor in your desired field of study. Another way to show your interest is by writing a strong 'Why Us?' essay in your application, showing that you've done your research and genuinely believe the school would be a great fit for you.

Ultimately, the most important factors in college admissions are your academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, and personal qualities. Demonstrated interest can help, but it's not a guarantee of admission. Best of luck in your college search!

3 months ago
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