Many high school seniors are frantically racing to finish their college applications. Even at this point, it is not too late to strengthen your child’s applications and increase her odds of admission. Considering the following:
Maximize the personal statement. Make sure your child’s personal statement demonstrates value to an admissions officer. Ask yourself, after reading your child’s personal statement, would be more likely to admit your child based on what she wrote? Did it demonstrate that she adds value to a college (through perspective, life experience, skill, etc.)? If the answer is no, suggest changes to the essay that help her stand out and demonstrate a unique perspective, experience, or takeaway from her life.
Get creative with the major. Consider less popular majors for colleges that make admissions decisions for individual programs or majors. Do not settle for undecided.
Proofread, proofread, proofread. Typos are an easy way to land an otherwise strong application in the rejection pile.
Market the extracurricular activities. Use descriptions of extracurricular activities to highlight accomplishments, skills, and passions. Simply listing activities is not enough in the application. Use this section to stand out from other high achieving applicants.
The Earning Admission team is here to help, and help students strengthen their application…even at the last minute. Please contact us for additional information.