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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

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How can I make my application stand out?

Hi there! I'm a high school junior, and I'm starting to think about college applications. I feel like I have a pretty average profile with decent grades and test scores, but nothing that really makes me unique. What are some ways to make my application stand out to colleges? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey! It's great that you're thinking about your college applications early. From my experience with my own child, I can suggest a few tips to make your application stand out. First, focus on your essays. This is a chance for you to share your unique story, interests, and passions. Admissions officers love to read compelling and genuine essays that show your personality. Second, take part in extracurricular activities that you're passionate about and try to take on leadership roles. This will demonstrate your commitment and ability to contribute to a college community. Lastly, consider seeking out opportunities to volunteer or get involved with community service. Colleges appreciate applicants who are dedicated to helping others and making a difference. Remember, it's not always about having the most impressive grades or test scores. Make sure to showcase your character and what you can bring to a college campus. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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