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Do colleges really consider demonstrated interest?

Hey guys, I've been trying to show my interest in my dream college by attending virtual events and connecting with current students. I'm just curious if colleges really take demonstrated interest into account when making admissions decisions. Any thoughts? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're trying to show your interest in your dream college. While the importance of demonstrated interest can vary among colleges, it can definitely play a role in the admissions process for some schools. Demonstrated interest can show the admissions committee that you're more likely to attend if admitted, which can be a positive factor in their decision-making process. In my experience with my own child, we found that attending events, reaching out to admissions officers, and connecting with current students were all helpful in showing enthusiasm for the school. I would say, however, that it's important not to neglect other aspects of your application, such as your grades, test scores, and extracurriculars. Demonstrated interest is just one piece of the puzzle, and it's essential to present a well-rounded application to increase your chances of admission. So, while it's not a guarantee that your demonstrated interest will significantly impact the decision, it's certainly worth putting in the effort to show your passion for the college. Best of luck with your admissions journey!

10 months ago

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