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What are some common mistakes to avoid in my college application?

I want to make sure I'm putting my best foot forward in my college applications. Are there any common mistakes that I should be aware of and avoid? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're seeking advice on avoiding common mistakes in your college applications. Having gone through this process with my child, I can share a few tips that might help you. First, make sure you proofread your application thoroughly. Typos and grammatical errors can give a poor impression. It's also a good idea to ask someone you trust, like a teacher or counselor, to review your application. Second, don't underestimate the importance of a well-crafted personal statement. This is your chance to let your personality shine through and share your unique story, so avoid cliches and generic phrases. Third, be careful not to exaggerate or fabricate your achievements. Admissions officers can often spot inconsistencies, and honesty is always the best policy. Fourth, make sure to submit all required materials by the deadlines. This may seem obvious, but missing a deadline can lead to your application being disregarded. Lastly, be genuine and be yourself in your application. Admissions officers are looking for authentic individuals who will make a positive impact on their campus. Stay true to yourself, and I'm sure you'll do great. Good luck!

9 months ago

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