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09/04/2019

Things To Put On A College Application?

QUESTION
Things To Put On A College Application?
I am starting to think about college more specifically what would be good to include on an application. I play three sports and play guitar. What else should I do to help make myself standout from other applicants?

ANSWER
It really isn’t how many things you do, but rather the quality at which you do them. That being said, unusual activities may catch the eye of admissions provided they help to define you as a good person worthy of going to the university you’re applying to. A solid essay would help as it is where you get to explain yourself. I wouldn’t discount the GPA factor though. Almost everyone tells you the GPA isn’t everything, but in the end, if you don’t have the numbers your school wants, you aren’t going to get in. This is especially the case with foreign schools that might not even ask for recs, extracurriculars, and personal statements.