Among college applications reviewers, one acronym is synonymous with doom: LMO. It stands for “like many others” and it’s the equivalent of a “thanks, but no thanks.” That’s where Anna Ivey and Alison Chisolm’s expertise comes into play. Written as a practical and authoritative how-to guide with advice that readers can implement immediately, How to Prepare a Standout College Application gets rid of the mystery of the application process and shows applicants how to leverage their credentials, to stand out in the over-crowded applicants’ pool and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the LMO list—and onto the acceptance list
In the excerpt below, the authors discuss how to use the college application to craft a compelling and well-rounded story about to present to the admissions office. For the recent college graduates on our K-12 Education team, this section offers advice that they wish they had known when applying to colleges!