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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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What are colleges looking for in a student?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior in high school and I'm trying to figure out what colleges are looking for in their applicants. What qualities and experiences do you think make someone stand out to admissions officers? Any advice would be great!

8 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to think about college applications early. From my experience, colleges are looking for well-rounded individuals who can demonstrate academic ability, personal growth, and involvement in extracurricular activities. Good grades and test scores are important, but so are your essays, letters of recommendation, and extra-curricular activities. Admissions officers want to see that you're passionate about something and have taken the initiative to engage with your community. Think about what you're genuinely interested in and try to get involved in related activities, whether it's joining clubs at school, volunteering, or starting your own projects. Also, don't forget to work on your writing skills, as your essays can really help you stand out. Make sure to ask for strong letters of recommendation from teachers who know you well. Lastly, remember that each college is different, so it's essential to research the schools you're interested in and tailor your application accordingly. Good luck!

8 months ago

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