What makes you stand out in college applications?
Colleges look for applicants who are more than just students. Real people with interests, talents, hobbies, and goals stand out on college applications.
How do I make my college application unique?
10 ways to make your college applications stand outBuddy up with your regional admissions rep.If you can’t visit, reach out to student leaders.Include supplemental materials that demonstrate your hobbies and passions.Before you send any supplemental materials, make sure the college accepts them.Don’t go too far.
Do Internships look good for college?
Yes, it would. Most of school or college students don’t have access to internships, so having such an experience would make your application stand out. Admissions officers are very good at recognizing when students are exaggerating their experiences.
Can you get into a good college without extracurriculars?
While it’s true that the most successful college applicants will usually have some sort of connection with the wider world—through volunteer work or participation in group activities—not all extracurriculars need to involve many people.
How do colleges know if you are lying?
Colleges know how to spot inconsistencies in your application. They notice when things you say don’t match with what your teachers or counselors say in the letters of recommendation. And colleges won’t hesitate to call your counselor to verify information that doesn’t seem right. They don’t do it to catch you in a lie.