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How important is it to demonstrate interest to colleges?

Hey there! I'm currently a junior, and I've been hearing a lot about 'demonstrated interest' during the college admissions process. I'm wondering how important it is to show my interest in the colleges I'm applying to and what are the best ways to do it? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey! Demonstrating interest in the colleges you're applying to can indeed play a role in the admissions process. While it's not the most critical factor, it can definitely help, especially when it comes to schools that track demonstrated interest. It can show the admissions officers that you're genuinely interested in attending their school and that you've done your research on what they have to offer.

There are various ways to demonstrate your interest. You can attend college fairs, open houses, or information sessions, either in-person or virtually. Joining a college's mailing list or following their social media accounts is another way to stay informed and engaged. Visiting the campus (if possible) and participating in an official tour or interview can also be beneficial.

When it comes to your application, make sure to tailor your essays to show how you would fit into the school's community and contribute to it. Mentioning specific programs, professors, or extracurriculars can help illustrate your genuine interest. Good luck with your college search and applications!

10 months ago

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