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Top 10 Things Colleges Look for in a High-School Student

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Additional Recommendations from Adults Who Know the Student Well


Supplementary recommendations by adults who have had significant direct contact with the student can also bolster a college application. For example, letters from coaches or supervisors in long-term work or volunteer activities are valuable. However, recommendations from casual acquaintances or family friends, even if they're well known, are rarely given much weight.

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