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

Extracurriculars

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How can I improve my chances of getting into a competitive college?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and my dream is to get into a highly competitive college. I know it's a long shot, but I want to do everything I can to improve my chances. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on what I can do? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead and planning for your college applications. Here are a few steps you can take to improve your chances of getting into a competitive college: 1. Maintain a high GPA by focusing on your academics and challenging yourself with AP or honors courses. 2. Get involved in extracurricular activities that showcase your passions and leadership skills. 3. Prepare for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT and aim for high scores. You can use test prep resources like Khan Academy or take prep courses. 4. Develop strong relationships with teachers and counselors who can write outstanding letters of recommendation for you. 5. Start researching colleges early and visit campuses if possible. This can help you tailor your application to each school. 6. Spend time crafting a compelling personal essay that highlights your unique qualities and experiences. Best of luck on your college journey!

9 months ago

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