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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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| 800 verbal
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How can I make my college application stand out from the crowd?

Hello! I'm a junior and I know that the college admissions process is very competitive. I want to make sure my application stands out from the rest. What can I do to set myself apart from other applicants? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand your concern about making your application stand out. My child went through the same process not too long ago, and here's what we learned. First, focus on developing a strong personal statement or essay. This is your chance to showcase your unique voice and perspective. Don't be afraid to share your passions and personal experiences that shaped you. Admissions officers love to see authentic, well-written stories. Second, consider your extracurricular activities. Try to find a few that really interest you and dedicate time to excel in those areas. Colleges appreciate students who demonstrate depth and commitment in their pursuits. Third, letters of recommendation can make a significant difference. Cultivate strong relationships with your teachers, mentors, or coaches, and ask them to write about your specific qualities and achievements. Last but not least, don't forget the importance of a strong academic record. While test scores and GPA aren't everything, they do play a role in the admissions process. Keep working hard in your classes and aim for a solid performance on standardized tests. Good luck with your college journey! You got this!

9 months ago

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