Your best shot of getting into any college or university is based on your authenticity. Colleges want to see who you are and what genuinely excites you. This is where the term “passion” is so frequently used. You can showcase your “passion” through your Extracurricular Activities and Essays. This is the part of the application that separates you from the rest of the applicant pool.
How do you spend your time away from the classroom? How do you showcase your passion or skill? Are you deeply involved in a certain activity or organization? Have you held a leadership position in an organization? How have you contributed to the improvement of your community? What community service have you done? Do you have a job? Were you a manager at a job? Is your extracurricular activity going to help admissions officers distinguish you from other applicants?
Who are you? What is your story? What lessons in life has contributed to your growth as individual? What are your passions and how will college help you pursue them? What experiences in your life separates you from other individuals?
Projects that will make the admissions officer go “Wow, you don’t see this every day from a high schooler!”
Knowledge of School and Demonstrated Interest
Contact your regional admissions counselors for your top desired institutions. Join email and mailing lists of your top choice schools. Conduct thorough research of that school (Mission Statement, Extracurricular Organizations, the surrounding area, etc.)
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