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How do I effectively demonstrate interest in a college?

Hi all! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about applying to colleges in the fall. I've heard that demonstrating interest in a college can help your chances of getting accepted, but I'm not exactly sure how to do that. Can anyone give me some tips on how to effectively show my interest to my top choice schools? Thanks so much!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking ahead about college applications. Demonstrating interest in a college can indeed have a positive impact on your chances of acceptance. Here are a few ways you can effectively show interest in your top choice schools:

1. Attend college fairs and speak to representatives from your preferred schools. Make sure to ask insightful questions and express your enthusiasm for their institution.

2. Visit the campus in person, if possible. Participate in an official campus tour or attend information sessions. This will show the college that you're serious about attending their school.

3. Sign up for their mailing list and follow their social media accounts. Engage with their content and stay informed about news and updates from the college.

4. Reach out to current students or alumni to learn more about their experiences at the college. This can also provide valuable insights to include in your application essays.

5. Write a strong 'Why this College?' essay for your application. Clearly demonstrate your understanding of the college's values, resources, and opportunities, and explain how they align with your goals and interests.

Remember to be genuine in your interactions and avoid coming across as overly aggressive or insincere. Good luck with your college search and applications!

9 months ago

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