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Can someone help me understand what 'demonstrated interest' means?

Hey everyone, I've seen the term 'demonstrated interest' mentioned a lot lately and I'm not entirely sure what it means. Can someone explain it to me and how I can effectively show my interest in a college? I'm a little stressed about this part of the process. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hello! I'm glad you brought up the topic of 'demonstrated interest' as it can be a bit confusing. Essentially, demonstrated interest refers to the ways in which a prospective student shows a college that they are genuinely interested in attending. Colleges may use this information to gauge an applicant's likelihood of enrolling if admitted. Some ways to effectively show your interest in a college include visiting the campus, attending college fairs and information sessions, engaging with the college on social media, and reaching out to admissions representatives with thoughtful questions about the school and its programs. Remember, the goal is to show genuine enthusiasm and curiosity about the college, so try to personalize your interactions and be sincere in your communications. While demonstrated interest is just one factor in the admissions process, it can be helpful in showing your commitment to a particular school. Don't stress too much about it; focus on finding the right fit for you and let your passion for the college speak for itself. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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