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Duke University
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Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

How can I stand out in the college application process?

Hi all! With so many students applying to college, I'm wondering how I can make my application stand out. Are there any unique tips or strategies you guys have used to differentiate yourselves from other applicants? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about how to stand out in the college application process. One important strategy is to focus on your extracurricular activities and how they showcase your passions. Colleges love to see students who are deeply committed to a few activities rather than having a laundry list of clubs or sports they only dabble in.

For example, my child formed a robotics club at their school, which allowed them to demonstrate their passion for STEM and leadership skills. They also created a fundraiser for a local charity, which showed empathy and community involvement.

Another tip is to make sure your essays are personal and authentic. This is your chance to give the admissions officers a glimpse into your life and personality. Focus on a story or experience that truly sets you apart and reflects your personal growth.

Lastly, strong recommendation letters from teachers and mentors can make a significant impact. Build strong relationships with your teachers or mentors, and make sure they truly know you and can speak positively about your qualities.

9 months ago

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