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Strengthen Your Chances

Wondering “What can I do to increase my chances of getting into college?” Then you’re not alone. While having a high GPA may seem like the obvious route, strengthening your chances of getting into college actually can come from a few different avenues.

The first step to improving your college admissions chances is understanding the level of preparation and achievement your college choices are looking for. Learn about the qualities colleges value and how to improve your college preparation. You can become a stronger candidate for admission and increase your admissions chances. Read more in each category below:

Academics Matter
Out of the Classroom
How Colleges Admit Students
Your Plan to Get Into College
COVID-19: Tips and Resources for Students
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Apply Yourself

When you apply to college, attention to detail really matters! If you develop a plan for completing your college applications, you are more likely to submit all your college application materials on time. Check out our advice on college interviews and letters of recommendation, and how to make your college applications stand out.

Be a College Application Know-It-All
The Ins and Outs of Applying Early
Create Outstanding Applications
Be an Outstanding Applicant
Until College Admissions Decisions Arrive
Your Final Answer