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The importance of demonstrated interest?

Hi all! I've seen some posts mentioning 'demonstrated interest' and its impact on college admissions. How important is it really, and what are some effective ways to show interest in a specific college? Thanks for the insights!

9 months ago

Hi there! Demonstrated interest can play a role in college admissions, but it depends on the school. Some colleges track activities that indicate interest, such as campus visits, interactions with an admissions representative, or attending college fairs. This information can be considered when making their admissions decisions.

To effectively show your interest, you can take part in campus visits, virtual or in-person, and attend events such as information sessions or college fairs. You can also sign up for college newsletters and follow their social media accounts. Additionally, reaching out to your regional admissions representative with questions or engaging with them at recruitment events can make a difference. When it comes to your application, writing a strong 'Why this college?' essay that demonstrates your understanding of the school's values and programs can further show your genuine interest.

It's important to note that not all colleges consider demonstrated interest, but it can be beneficial at schools that do. Here's a helpful CollegeVine blog article discussing demonstrated interest in more detail: https://blog.collegevine.com/what-is-demonstrated-interest-and-how-do-i-show-it/.

Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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