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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

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How do I stand out in a competitive applicant pool?

Hello, I'm a high school junior, and I'm worried about standing out among all the highly qualified applicants for the colleges I'm interested in. What can I do to make my application unique and memorable? Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about how to make your college application stand out. From my experience with my own child, I can offer a few suggestions. First, try to develop a unique narrative about yourself in your application. Reflect on your experiences, interests, and goals, and distill them into a coherent story that showcases your authenticity. Second, consider participating in extracurricular activities, internships, or volunteer work that align with your passions. Colleges appreciate applicants who demonstrate a genuine commitment to their interests and the community. Third, seek out strong letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, or mentors who can speak to your character and potential. Lastly, don't underestimate the importance of your personal essay. This is your chance to let your personality shine through and connect with the admissions officers on a deeper level. Best of luck with your college applications!

11 months ago

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