Beyond the Books 2017-06-28T19:04:39+00:00

Preparing for College

Beyond the Books

Grades and entrance exam scores are very important, however, you don’t have to be a straight-A student. College admissions offices look for leadership skills as well as your school/life balance. They want to see how well you are able to manage different activities and responsibilities with your school work and grades. This could be a part-time job, sports, music, hobbies, or clubs. Balance is the key. 

Volunteer work, especially in areas you are passionate about, can also be a distinguishing and a deciding factor on your application. If you haven’t already, spend some time exploring what you value in life, and then find ways to give back to others and your community.

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