Q. How can I look my strongest to the colleges I apply to for admission?
A. Colleges want to see students who have challenged themselves by taking either the strongest courses (Honors or AP) or have taken more in a subject than is required. They want to see students who have done their best, worked their hardest; not necessarily made the highest grades in every class. Colleges want leadership. It could be something like organizing a fun run to raise money for a cause. It is important that students “walk the walk, not just talk the talk”: If a student wants to be a doctor, they must either volunteer in a hospital, clinic and/or do some shadowing of physicians during high school. Students need to demonstrate “depth” on their resumes.
Catherine L. Marrs, CEP, Lead Certified College Counselor Info@MarrsCaa.com | www.MarrsCaa.com