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How do I create a strong application for competitive colleges?

Hi everyone! I'm planning to apply to some competitive colleges, and I want to make sure my application is as strong as possible. What are some things that will make my application stand out? Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're aiming high and planning to apply to competitive colleges. In my experience, there are a few key elements that can make your application stand out. First, focus on academic excellence. High grades and challenging coursework will show your dedication to learning. Second, make sure to participate in extracurricular activities that you are passionate about. Colleges love to see students who are engaged and committed to their interests. Third, write a compelling personal essay that reveals your personality and unique experiences. This is your chance to showcase who you are beyond just your grades and test scores. Finally, strong letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors who know you well can make a significant impact. Don't be afraid to ask for help and advice along the way, whether it's from your guidance counselor, teachers, or peers. Best of luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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