There’s no magic formula for getting into a college of your dreams, but these tips, based on hundreds of interviews with admissions deans, may help you navigate the process.
Follow these tips to increase your chances of getting into the college of your dreams:
– Make your teachers your friends
When you’re friends with your teacher it’s easier to approach them if you need help with recommendation letters. Passionate, personal letter that makes you seem like one of the greatest students on the planet is a huge plus to your application.
– Express your authentic self
Seriously, colleges are overwhelmed by slick, boastful essays. They want to hear about your real experiences, passions and goals.
– Connect with admissions officers
Colleges want to be your first choice. Show admissions officers that you have a sincere desire to attend their college.
– Make school your first home
Get involved in as many school activities as possible and strive for positions of leadership in them. It will show colleges that you’re a person who isn’t afraid to be a part of something bigger, knows how to work with other people and more than just a GPA.
– Have friends in high places
Behind every college admission decision is a person. So it’s time to get to know the admission counselor for your region. You can follow them on Twitter, emailing them to ask what their college looks for most in an applicant, etc.
– Learn how tutoring can help improve your grades
Get the best possible grades you can during all four years of high school to increase your chances of getting into the college of your choice.