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What can I do during the summer to improve my college application?

I want to use my summer break wisely and do something that will help improve my college application. Does anyone have any suggestions for activities or programs that would be beneficial? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you're thinking about how to make the most of your summer break. My child found that participating in a variety of activities during the summer really helped boost their college application. Some suggestions include volunteering at a local organization, getting a part-time job or internship, or attending a summer program or course related to your interests or intended major. Another option is to work on a personal project, like starting a blog or creating a portfolio of your artwork, writing, or coding projects. All of these activities show colleges that you're dedicated, resourceful, and have a strong work ethic. Plus, they can help you develop new skills and connections that will be valuable in the future. Most importantly, choose something you're passionate about and enjoy doing, as this will not only make your summer more enjoyable, but also demonstrate your genuine interests to college admissions officers. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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