From the moment you start working with us, we ensure that your extracurricular activities demonstrate both depth and breadth of involvement. Our students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including Habitat for Humanity, DECA, debate, scientific research, A capella, theater arts, sports, and the list goes on.
When it comes to college admissions, you need a strong “hook.” This hook can be demonstrated through your deep involvement in a particular area of interest, whether it be fencing, or scientific research, or philosophy. And in order to demonstrate this hook, you need to back it up with substance, whether it’s a strong recommendation letter, or powerful essay, or regional and national recognition for your efforts.
The hook is a powerful representation of you and shows that side of you that is “unique.” That uniqueness that everyone strives to achieve, but more often than not does not, because there just happens to be tens of thousands of other applicants out there with a similar strength.
Commonly asked questions we’ve received are:
What they’re looking for
College admissions isn’t a straightforward process, but these intangibles matter when it comes to the application, and ultimately, the final outcome in the acceptance rates. Through our time tested guidance and detailed process, we guide you through exactly what you need to achieve to take your extracurricular profile up a notch and how to present yourself in the application.
More importantly, we capture your involvement through the application itself in the common application entry form as well as additional supplemental material to showcase your talents. Remember that you are only as good as you are on paper, and how you capture your extracurricular experiences within the application, and perhaps the essays, is a crucial part of this process.
In addition to the hook, a strong personal statement can put your foot in the door. The statement is your one chance to demonstrate your deep level of introspective thinking to the admissions committee - how you formulate your thought process and how a particular experience shaped your perspective.
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