How to Get Into College
All college applications will tell you one thing; just be yourself. By ‘be yourself’ they only mean if you have ten extracurricular, five leadership roles, two varsity sports and awesome SAT scores. If you merely have a job at your town’s rundown grocery store and spend your weekends playing Halo after losing all your track meets and soccer games, consider applying to the community college. When applying to colleges it is important to take many things into consideration, these are just some surefire ways to get into any college of your choice.
* Volunteering opportunities are a necessity for any self-respecting high school senior. Any reputable service, such as raising money to buy sweets and junk food for that poor kid whose mom is insisting on a new healthy lifestyle, is an impressive addition to any application. Raising awareness for High School Homework Syndrome (HSHS), participating in fun runs, marathons, and bake sales are all great ways to look good on college applications. As long as you use someone else’s troubles to get ahead in college, you’re the perfect candidate. If you are merely a student who focuses on school work and your responsibilities please consider job opportunities such as the ice cream man.
* Summer vacation is seen as a break from school and a time to have fun, right? WRONG! That is merely how rookie high school students view summer vacation. Those who are more serious about their futures clearly understand that there is no time for petty activities such as family vacations or plans with friends. Summer vacation is all about a time for you to snag some fancy internship or discover another way to propel yourself forward in the industry. Perhaps it will provide you with the opportunity to add a fancy title on your applications.
* Extracurricular activities are at the core of all college acceptances. You know how to play the piano with your feet, strum your guitar using knitting...