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Do colleges prefer students with a well-rounded application or a focused one?

Hey everyone, I'm a high school junior and I'm wondering if colleges prefer applicants with a well-rounded application or those with a more focused one. I have a variety of interests and extracurriculars, but I'm not sure if I should focus on just one area in my application. Any insights on this would be really helpful!

11 months ago

Hi there! As the parent of a college student, I've gone through the application process and learned a lot along the way. Colleges appreciate both well-rounded applicants and those with a focused interest. It really depends on the college and what they are looking for in their incoming class. If you have a variety of interests and extracurriculars, that's great! Colleges love to see that you're engaged in different activities and are passionate about various things. However, if there's one area where you truly excel, don't be afraid to highlight that in your application. It can help you stand out and show your dedication to that particular interest. My advice would be to present yourself authentically and emphasize your strengths, whether that's being well-rounded or having a focused passion. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Just be genuine and let your unique qualities shine through. Good luck!

11 months ago

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