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What are some common application mistakes to avoid?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior and I want to make sure I don't make any mistakes on my college applications. Can anyone share some common mistakes that students make when applying to college? I want to avoid these pitfalls and submit the best application possible. Thanks for any help!

11 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're being proactive about your college applications. From my experience, here are some common mistakes that students tend to make:

1. Procrastination: Start working on your applications early to avoid last-minute rush and stress. Give yourself enough time to brainstorm, draft, and revise your essays.

2. Not proofreading: Always proofread your application, essays, and any additional materials for spelling and grammar errors. Ask someone else, like a teacher or a parent, to review your work too.

3. Incomplete or inconsistent information: Make sure all the sections of your application are complete and consistent. Double-check your extracurricular activities, honors, and awards, as well as your test scores and transcripts.

4. Generic essays: Personalize your essays for each college and avoid using generic statements. Show your genuine interest in the school and highlight what makes you unique.

I hope these tips help you avoid common application mistakes and submit a strong application. Good luck!

11 months ago

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