How to Build Your Student Profile for Colleges

Universities are looking for more than just good grades. That means building your student profile for the particular colleges you hope to attend. Here are 5 things you can do to build your student profile and make yourself more appealing to the universities of your choice.

  1. Have a well-rounded profile – You want to have a good mix of high grades, extracurricular activities, and personal development. Your application and essay can show your ability to communicate, solve problems, resolves conflicts and other vital life skills.
  2. Show how you fit – Every school has a mission statement. How do you fit into the values and mission of the schools you want to attend? Make sure your grades, activities, and skills match up.
  3. Take tougher classes in high school – If two students both have a 4.0 GPA and there is only one spot available, the university may compare the degree of difficulty of the courses the two of you took. Maintaining a 4.0 with advanced classes is a lot more impressive than doing so while taking the bare minimum you needed to graduate.
  4. Become a good writer – Your essay is going to make a big difference, so be sure to work on your writing skills. Good spelling, proper grammar, and the ability to express yourself are vital.
  5. Show your leadership skills – Many people will succeed given the proper direction, but can you be the leader who helps others to succeed? Revealing this in your application can make you a valuable asset to a university.

Get Started on Planning Your College Profile Now

From early planning for your college experience to being ready for school once you are accepted, College Planning Source is helping youths in Southern California to be ready for your future. To get started, call us today at 858.676.0700 or submit our online contact form.

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