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How significant is demonstrated interest in college admissions?

Hello everyone! I'm a junior and I've been hearing about demonstrated interest as a factor in college admissions. How significant is it, and what are some effective ways to show demonstrated interest in the colleges I'm applying to? Thanks in advance for your advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! Demonstrated interest can indeed play a role in college admissions, though its significance varies from school to school. For some colleges, it's a more important factor, while others may not consider it at all. It's always a good idea to research the specific colleges you're applying to in order to understand how much weight they place on demonstrated interest.

As for showing your interest, there are several ways you can do that. Visiting the campus (if possible) is a great start. Attending information sessions, either in-person or virtually, can also help. Make sure to sign up for the college's mailing list and follow them on social media platforms.

Another way to demonstrate interest is by reaching out to admissions officers and/or professors to ask informed questions about the school and its programs. Finally, when it comes time to write your application essays, be sure to tailor them specifically to the school in question and mention any unique aspects that have drawn you to the institution. Good luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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