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Episode 14: Beyond Academics — How to Show Who You Really Are on an Application

April 19, 2021

These days, your dream school will look at way more than grades. They want the complete package: someone who shows promise both inside and outside the classroom — not some computer who can ace any exam but does little else.

So how do you present that complete package to a college? Which out-of-the-classroom parts of your life are worth highlighting? Do some extracurriculars look better on a résumé than others? And what should you do if your after-school time is consumed by a single activity — perhaps a job or a sports team or taking care of a family member?

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, Candace Leake, Bucknell's associate director of Admissions for access and outreach, shares the best ways to show colleges who you really are through your application.

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