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What are some common mistakes to avoid when applying to college?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I want to make sure I don't make any major mistakes when applying to college. What are some common pitfalls or things to avoid during the application process? I'd really appreciate any advice you guys can share!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're being proactive about your college application process. Here are some common mistakes to avoid: 1) Procrastinating: Start your applications early to avoid last-minute stress. 2) Not proofreading your essays: Double-check your essays for grammar and spelling errors. Ask someone to review them for you if needed. 3) Applying to too few or too many schools: Make a balanced list of reach, target, and safety schools to improve your chances of acceptance. 4) Overloading on extracurriculars: Focus on a few activities you're genuinely passionate about, rather than trying to pad your resume. 5) Missing deadlines: Keep track of all the important dates and submit your materials on time. 6) Not researching financial aid options: Look into scholarships, grants, and work-study programs to help fund your education. 7) Ignoring college fit: Consider factors such as location, size, and campus culture when choosing schools. Remember, it's not just about rankings! Best of luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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