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Your chance of acceptance
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 my college application?

Hey guys! I'm a high school junior, and I've been thinking about the college application process. I have good grades and some extracurriculars, but I'm worried that I won't stand out among the thousands of other applicants. What can I do to make my application unique and really catch the attention of admissions officers? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand your concerns about standing out in the college application process. My own child went through it recently, and we learned a few things that might help you.

First, focus on your passions and interests outside of school. Admissions officers love to see students who have developed a genuine interest in something and made an impact in that area. For example, my child was passionate about environmental issues and started a recycling program at our local community center.

Next, consider taking on leadership roles in the extracurricular activities you're already involved in. This shows colleges that you're responsible, committed, and able to make a difference.

Lastly, remember that your essays are a great opportunity to showcase your personality and what makes you unique. Share a personal story or experience that highlights your values and character. My child wrote about a family trip that taught them the importance of cultural understanding and empathy.

Just be yourself, and your passion and dedication will shine through in your application. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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