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SAT: 720 math
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What are the most important factors in the college admissions process?

Hello everyone! I'm a high school junior and I'm trying to understand what colleges prioritize when reviewing applications. Is it GPA, test scores, extracurriculars, or something else? How can I focus my efforts to maximize my chances of getting accepted? Thank you for your help!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about this early in your high school career. College admissions can be a complex process, but I can share some insight based on my experience with my child. GPA and test scores are definitely important factors, as they can demonstrate your academic abilities and potential. However, colleges also value well-rounded students, so extracurricular activities and community involvement can make a difference. In addition, a strong personal essay can showcase your personality, interests, and values. It's essential to strike a balance between academics and extracurriculars. To maximize your chances, focus on maintaining a high GPA, preparing for standardized tests, and getting involved in activities that genuinely interest you. Also, don't forget to develop strong relationships with teachers and mentors, as their recommendation letters can significantly impact your application. Best of luck with your college journey!

9 months ago

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