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What should I focus on during my junior year to improve my college application?

Hi everyone, I'm a high school junior and I want to make sure I'm doing everything I can to improve my college application. What should I focus on during my junior year? Are there any specific activities or experiences that colleges look for? Thanks in advance for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're taking the initiative to improve your college application during your junior year. In my experience, there are a few key areas that you can focus on to make a positive impact on your application. Firstly, keep your grades up and try to challenge yourself academically (AP or IB courses, if available). This shows colleges that you're serious about your education and can handle a rigorous workload. Secondly, get involved in extracurricular activities that genuinely interest you and where you can take on leadership roles. This can include clubs, sports, volunteer work, or even starting your own organization. Colleges love to see dedication and initiative. Lastly, start preparing for standardized tests, such as the SAT or ACT. There are many resources available online and in-person to help you study and improve your scores. Remember, the key is to stay focused, work hard, and balance your time effectively. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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