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How much do demonstrated interest and campus visits matter in admissions?

Hey guys, I've heard that some colleges really value demonstrated interest, like attending campus visits and info sessions. I wasn't able to visit a few of my top choice schools in person due to COVID-19. Will this negatively impact my chances of acceptance? Thanks for any help!

11 months ago

Hi there! I understand your concern about not being able to visit your top choice schools in person due to COVID-19. In my experience, demonstrated interest can be a factor in college admissions, but it is not the sole determining factor. Colleges understand that not every student has the means or opportunity to visit campuses, especially during these challenging times. However, there are other ways to show your interest in a school, such as engaging with their social media, attending virtual events, or connecting with current students and alumni. Admissions officers are likely to be more understanding and flexible during this time, so I wouldn't worry too much about it negatively impacting your chances. Just make sure to focus on other aspects of your application that showcase your strengths and dedication to your chosen schools. Best of luck with your college applications!

11 months ago

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