Everyone has incredible stress when it comes to the college application process. Sometimes the stress can be overwhelming as the decision to attend a certain school has major repercussions for the future. Often times, parents and friends will throw around such intense words, including “repercussions for the future” and “the hardest decision of your life.” However, it is important to remember that their words are not the ones that matter, in fact it is your own in which are most valuable. After all, the application process is all about you and what you want to do, so be sure to stay true to yourself.
For starters, college applications are set up to be intimidating. There are an abundance of white spaces which you have to fill up revealing to admission boards just how great you are. Even simple questions such as “Why do you want to attend our school?”, “What would you bring to our school?”, “What do you intend to study here?” can be daunting. The most effective way to complete applications is to break them down. Start by filling out as much as you can then take a break when stress and uncertainty sets in. There is no need to have added pressure on your shoulders, as most likely it is your senior year and you still have school work for high school to complete.
When it comes to answering those application questions, do not fret, as there is a strategy to answering them in a way that appeals the most to admissions. Here is where it is viable to remember that colleges receive and review thousands of applications, therefore you must stand out! Your answers should be unique and reveal something that separates you from other students. Make sure that you establish all of your great qualities within your answers. If you are having trouble finding the words to describe how great of a person you are then ask your parents or friends to describe your better qualities.
If you can reveal to admissions throughout the application that you are the best candidate for the school without bluntly stating it, then you have done your job and conveyed deep enthusiasm towards the possibility of attending the school.