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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 improve my chances for getting into a top-tier college?

Hey all, I'm a junior who's aiming for top-tier colleges. I've got good grades and test scores, but I'm worried about standing out among thousands of applicants. What can I do to improve my chances of getting into a highly competitive school? Any advice is welcome!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great to hear that you're aiming high and thinking ahead. I've been through the process with my own child, so I can share some tips that might help you stand out.

First, focus on your extracurricular activities. Colleges love to see students who are passionate about something and have dedicated time to it. It's not just about being involved in a lot of activities, but rather showing commitment and leadership in the ones you truly care about.

Second, consider seeking out internships or summer programs related to your intended major or field of interest. This not only demonstrates your passion but also provides valuable experience and connections.

Third, work on your essays. This is your chance to showcase your personality and the unique qualities that set you apart from other applicants. Don't be afraid to be authentic and let your voice shine through.

Lastly, try to build strong relationships with your teachers and counselors, so they can write you compelling recommendation letters. It's important for them to know you well and be able to speak to your strengths.

Best of luck in your college journey!

9 months ago

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