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How can I strengthen my college application over the summer?

Hi everyone, I'm a high school junior, and I'm worried about my college application. How can I use the summer before senior year to strengthen my application? Are there any specific activities or experiences that colleges look for? Thanks for your advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about how to improve your college application over the summer. My child went through a similar process, and we found that there are a few things you can do to strengthen your application. First, consider finding a summer job or internship in a field that interests you. This shows colleges that you're proactive and dedicated to learning outside of the classroom. Second, you might want to look into volunteering or community service opportunities. Colleges love to see applicants who are engaged in their communities and are making a positive impact. Third, you could take some time to work on personal projects or hobbies that you're passionate about. Whether it's creating art, writing a blog, or building something, these activities give colleges a glimpse into your personality and interests. Lastly, if you feel like you need to improve your academic standing, you can take summer classes to boost your GPA or prepare for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. Remember to also take some time for yourself and recharge before senior year begins. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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