What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

How do I make sure my application stands out?

Hey there! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about my college applications. I want to make sure my application stands out from the rest. Any tips on how to do that? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're thinking about your college applications early. One way to make your application stand out is by having a strong personal essay. Try to choose a unique topic that showcases your personality, values, and experiences. Be genuine and let your voice shine through. Another tip is to pursue extracurricular activities that you're passionate about and make an impact in those areas. Colleges love to see students who are committed, have leadership roles, and make a difference. Lastly, strong letters of recommendation can really set you apart. Make sure to develop good relationships with your teachers and ask them to highlight your strengths and achievements. Remember, it's not just about having good grades and test scores, but also about showcasing who you are as a person. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.