Hey guys! I'm a junior and I want to make sure I'm doing everything I can to strengthen my college application. I'm involved in a few extracurriculars and my grades are decent, but I'm not sure what else I can do. Any advice on how to make my application even stronger? Thanks!
Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about strengthening your college application as a junior. There are several things you can do to make your application stand out even more. First, continue to focus on your academic performance and try to maintain or improve your grades. If you haven't already, consider taking AP or Honors courses to show that you're challenging yourself academically. Second, deepen your involvement in the extracurricular activities you're passionate about, instead of trying to join every club possible. Colleges prefer well-rounded students who are genuinely committed to a few extracurriculars. You can also try to take on leadership roles within these activities to demonstrate initiative and responsibility. Lastly, start preparing for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT, as they play a significant role in the admissions process. You can use online resources, test prep books, or even consider enrolling in a prep course. Remember to stay organized, manage your time effectively, and don't forget to enjoy your high school experience. Best of luck!
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