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How can I improve my college application during my junior year?

Hey guys! I'm currently a junior and want to make sure my college application is as strong as possible. What are some things I can do during my junior year to improve my application? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great to see that you're being proactive about your college application. My kid went through the same process not too long ago, so I can share some tips to help you improve your application during your junior year. Firstly, focus on your grades. Strong academic performance is essential to demonstrate your dedication and ability to succeed in college. If you have any challenging courses, make sure you seek help when needed and stay on top of your assignments. Secondly, it's important to get involved in extracurricular activities. Colleges look for well-rounded students who are engaged in their communities. So, join clubs, volunteer, or play sports to show your dedication, leadership, and teamwork skills. If you're already involved in activities, consider taking on leadership roles or starting a club. Another crucial aspect is building relationships with teachers and counselors. These relationships will come in handy when it's time to ask for recommendation letters. Lastly, start preparing for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. These scores play a significant role in college admissions, so allocate time to study, take practice tests, and consider enrolling in prep courses. Remember, you can take these tests multiple times, so don't stress too much if your first score isn't as high as you'd like. It's all about showing improvement and dedication. Good luck with your college application journey! Just remember to stay focused, get involved, and ask for help when you need it.

10 months ago

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