First of all, what is the job of your college application?
To demonstrate a variety of amazing things about you: strengths, passions and anything else that shows you’d be a fantastic and valuable contribution to any college campus.
So how do you make sure your app is doing its job?
Begin by doing your job. And what’s your job? First:
1. Make a list of Everything You Want Colleges to Know About You
Here’s how to do that. In short, create a list of core qualities, essential values, interesting fun facts, brilliant achievements, important lessons, etc. Examples:
I’ll be the first in my family to attend college.
I speak four languages.
Family is super duper important to me.
I love running cross-country more than anything in the world; it’s the only time I feel truly at peace.
I’ve been to 29 countries.
I’m secretly the funniest person in the world. (Only one other person knows it.)
We’ll call these your “gems.”