6 Tips to Help You Get Into the College of your Dreams

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.

Maya Kacharava

About Maya Kacharava

May has graduated from the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. She holds a master's degree in business administration. May worked as a teacher for MCCA for several years. She taught students management, marketing, statistics and other business-related subjects. In her free time May enjoys reading, traveling, sports, meeting people, midnight strolls... Always learning. This is May's Facebook profile
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2 Responses to 6 Tips to Help You Get Into the College of your Dreams

  1. Dan Onorato says:

    Some colleges accept less than 10% of the applications. Maya’s article provides unconventional tips to work around the harsh realities of getting declined. For example, Kacharava suggests to become friends with the admission officers and even with authorities in higher places. That’s the way to go!

  2. Maya Kacharava says:

    Make school your first home- is my favorite