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Transfer student applying to colleges: should I include my high school achievements?

Hey there, I'm a community college transfer student preparing to apply to four-year colleges. Should I include my high school GPA, activities, and awards on my applications, or only focus on my achievements at community college? Any advice is welcome! Thanks!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking carefully about which achievements to include on your college applications. While your primary focus on your application should be your community college accomplishments, it's perfectly fine to include your high school achievements as well, especially if they help to provide a more comprehensive picture of you as a student and a person.

For example, if you were involved in a club or held a leadership position in high school that reflects your interests and supports your future academic goals, don't hesitate to mention it. Similarly, if you received any awards or recognitions in high school that you're particularly proud of, you can also include them on your application. However, if your high school activities and achievements are significantly less relevant or impressive compared to your work at community college, it may be best to keep the focus on your more recent achievements.

9 months ago

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