For students thinking of applying to top colleges, one of the most curious statistics would be admissions chances and enrollment rates.
Generally speaking, there is no set barrier of entry; there are several factors to consider. Furthermore, the ever-changing admissions trends are even more impacted this year due to the emergence COVID-19.
In light of this uncertainty, our team has put together some tips for you in order to maximize your admissions chances and leave a lasting impression on admission officers!
💡 Extracurricular activities are about depth, not breadth
Less is more – what’s important for extracurriculars is not the amount of activities you participate in, but is demonstrating passion, consistency, and greater purpose.
💡 Gain work experience and familiarize yourself with the industry
Internships are not only a great way for you to gain valuable hands-on experience, but also to expand your horizons and sharpen your business acumen.
Through engaging in real-life work experiences, you are able to demonstrate industry knowledge and show that you are passionate about the field you plan on pursuing.
💡 Gain research experience
Independent research and strong analytical skills are key skills to gaining an edge in admissions. Engaging in research is a good way to show your curiosity in a certain topic and demonstrate a high caliber of research abilities.
💡 Volunteering and giving back to the community
Colleges want to find students to engage with and contribute to the community around them. Engaging in volunteer work is a great way to meaningful causes with your heart for service.
The key point is not about the number of hours or scale of your activities, but about how your activities connect to causes you care about.
Last but not least, make sure you highlight your unique personal traits!
When applying to college, make sure you carefully consider your past experiences, activities, awards, and pick out ones you think create the most unique and compelling narrative.
If you have any questions or have doubts about where to start, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and schedule a free initial consultation!
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