The final step of the college search process are the applications you must submit in order to be considered for enrollment at the schools you’re interested in. Many aspiring students make the mistake of assuming these applications are meant to be taken easily as a result of their wearying interest as graduation approaches. This couldn’t be further from the truth. These applications should be taken seriously, so before putting pen to paper, it’s helpful to outline what you are going to say about yourself. Essentially, you’ll need to put a lot of thought into “selling yourself” to those reviewing your application. While the places you’re applying will likely have different prompts, this step can make it easier for colleges to learn who you are and what you are passionate about. Compile a list of ideas to say about yourself, such as life experiences, your scholastic accomplishments, volunteer hours, favorite class subjects, hobbies, awards, and honors. Be sure to write honestly, avoid embellishments, and don’t just list the things you think they want to hear. Instead, speak of the things in your life — both in and out of the classroom — which truly mean the most to you. With this in mind, in addition to the information found in the resource paired alongside this post, you should be ready to put forth the best possible application.
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