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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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What do colleges look for in a successful applicant?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior in high school and I'm starting to think about my college applications. I know that colleges consider many factors when making decisions, but I'm curious about what specific qualities they look for in successful applicants. What can I do to make my application stand out? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hello! My child recently went through the college application process, so I can share some insights based on our experience. Colleges typically look for a combination of strong academics, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities. Your GPA, course rigor, and standardized test scores are important, but don't forget about demonstrating your passion and commitment through your extracurricular involvement. Colleges like to see students who are active in their communities and show leadership potential. Your essay is also a crucial component, as it allows the admissions committee to get to know you beyond your numbers. Make sure it tells a compelling and unique story about who you are and what you can contribute to the college community. Lastly, strong letters of recommendation from teachers or counselors can really help your application stand out. Good luck with your college search!

10 months ago

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