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Three Big Mistakes You’re Making On Your Application

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It’s time to fill out your college application! Amazing. What an exciting time for you and your family. This is your chance to shine, to put on paper everything that you’ve ever done. But, do it incorrectly and you could have issues. These are three common mistakes to avoid.

1. Spelling errors

Everyone makes mistakes, but the one place you don’t want to make one is your college application.

Colleges expect you to have read and reread your application dozens of times to make sure there are no silly mistakes. After all, colleges, especially the best ones, value students who have spent the time to go over their application in detail. It shows you care and that you will make a great addition to the university’s incoming class.

If you do make a mistake and catch it after the fact, don’t stress. In life, mistakes happen and you’ll just have to deal with the cards you are dealt after that. Better not to make a mistake though!

2. You don’t stand out from the rest of the pack

With the thousands of applicants being reviewed by colleges during the admissions season, it’s easy for adcoms to reject ones that don’t stand out. Don’t let this be you.

The bulk of the issue can be attributed to your inability to identify a unique value proposition for your college application clearly communicate it through your application.

A college coach at UniversityCoach can help you develop your voice and your application in order to take your application to the next level.

3. You don’t deliver what you promise (because someone else wrote your application)

Uh oh. You and your family have hired a college consultant but they’ve taken the reigns and essentially written your application for you. This is a big no-no in the eyes of any admissions committee and can be seen through. Maybe you have a great personal statement but a really terrible supplemental application. Or maybe you get to the interview and have no idea what your application even talked about. These are big issues that you should avoid by choosing a college consultant who will help you maintain your own voice.

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