As families begin the arduous process of college applications, the tendency is to view each piece as a separate entity that stands alone. It is easy to get tunnel vision and hyper focus on a single thing: the transcript or the essay or the counselor letter or the interview. Families think that if they just get that one magic piece of the puzzle perfect, they are home free. The truth of the matter is that each part of your child’s application has a specific job to do. Yet, it must also be tied tightly to all the other components to create a synergy.
If done well, each piece tells something new, yet compliments and verifies the others. Like a delicate spider web, the pieces of the application hang together to tell a memorable story. If you want admissions officers to truly know your child, take the time to connect the dots!
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