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What are the most common mistakes to avoid on college applications?

Hello! I'm a high school junior and I'm starting to work on my college applications. I want to make sure I don't make any major mistakes. What are some common mistakes that I should avoid? Thanks for any help you can offer!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're getting a head start on your college applications. Based on my experience with my own child, I can share a few common mistakes that you should try to avoid. First, be careful not to submit a generic essay. Admissions officers read thousands of essays, so make sure yours stands out by being personal and sharing a unique story. Second, don't underestimate the importance of proofreading. Typos and grammatical errors can give a negative impression. Third, avoid waiting until the last minute to ask for recommendation letters. Give your teachers and other recommenders plenty of time to write thoughtful letters. Lastly, make sure you're organized and aware of all the deadlines. Missing a deadline can be a costly mistake. I hope these tips help you in your application process, and best of luck in your college search!

10 months ago

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