What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

How can I improve my chances of getting into my dream school?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I have a dream school in mind. I'm wondering what I can do to improve my chances of getting in. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there, I totally understand how important it is to get into your dream school. First of all, make sure you focus on maintaining a good GPA and challenging yourself with rigorous courses like AP or IB. It's also important to engage in extracurricular activities that you're passionate about, and consider taking on leadership roles in those activities. Start preparing for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT early, and make use of free resources like Khan Academy to help improve your scores. Lastly, when it comes time to apply, put your best foot forward in your essays and showcase what makes you unique. Don't forget to ask for strong recommendation letters from teachers who know you well. Keep working hard and stay focused, and remember that there's no guaranteed formula for admission, but these steps will definitely improve your chances. Good luck!

10 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.