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How should I differentiate myself from other students to arouse colleges' interest in me?

How should I differentiate myself from other students to arouse colleges' interest in me? I swim year round, play varsity baseball and basketball, and have a 4.0 but i have no interest on NCSA.

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A. Michelle’s Answer

Your mastery in sports certainly is one differentiator. In academics, taking the most advanced courses can help as can doing work outside your high school classroom. An example of the latter would be doing an internship or special project to deepen your knowledge of a scientific issue. Leadership rather than mere participation in extracurricular activities will help differentiate you from others. Finally, I would lean into application essays to show your educational journey and how you would be an asset to the college or university.
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Sara’s Answer

Some may say it is challenging to stand out when you are competing against other students for college entrance. I think consistency is important, I have been told that people are looking for someone who continues to grow and explore a few things instead of dabbling a little in everything and not showing any interest or commitment to anything. The areas that you have spent the most time in - think about why you continued in them, and how the skills you have learned can cross over into general education, lifer skills or the world of work.
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Job’s Answer

First you want to get good grades and try to take some AP, college classes if possible. Second take a good class on how to take the SAT/ACT and study hard for it. If you are not a senior start this summer. Remember that the score on that test will be 60-70 present of what they are looking at.
Third, do some community services as a volunteer. This is a big factor now, community service means you are not just interested in your self.
Fourth, if you are looking at law School which I did join the debate team or Toastmasters.
It will make you feel more comfortable speaking to groups of people. Most high paying jobs look for that ability.
Fifth, start on your college essay now. The longer you work on it the better it will be. Colleges look for people who are going to devote some time to community volunteering.
The better college you get into the more income you will make over your working life.
I went to Stanford at 16, got a job on the floor of the New York stock exchange at20 and became a broker by the time I was 21, almost 22. I was making almost 400,000 a year plus bonus. After,2 years I left and went to law School. I changed my mind about just making money and went for quality of life.
Good luck
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