How to Write a College Application Letter

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Christine S. Baker
June 15th, 2009

When you are nearing the end of your high school days, you start thinking about getting admission to a reputable college. The admission process is not easy and involves handling quite a large number of responsibilities. Among these responsibilities lies an important one: writing the college Application Letter. This letter has to impress the admissions council and improve your chances to get admission in college. Writing a college application letter involves detailing your dreams and talents. It can also be considered an exchange of ideas between you and your future place of study.


Writing Early

You need to start writing early because the sooner you start, the more chances you have to make corrections and add specific details to boost your credibility. The application letter is the key to get admission in a reputable college. This letter should be impressive enough to influence the reviewer and let you get selected for an interview.

Interest in the College

When you are writing the college application letter, you must write statements that will describe the reasons you have chosen that particular college. Do not be unnecessarily wordy. Rather state honestly which factors attracted you the most and helped you choose the college. Admission officials are highly intellectual and will catch on to your level of interest through the application letter. There should not be redundant information in the application letter as it will make the application letter lengthy and uninteresting.

Interest and Hobbies

As you are seeking admission in an educational institution it is not necessary to reflect all your educational interests in your application letter. If you are interested in fields other than academic ones, you must refer to them in your college application. If the college has a good theater group or sports team and you are interested in these fields you can include them also. Write about your hobbies and your interest in doing social improvement. These will be added advantages and smooth your chances of getting admission.

Uniqueness of the Application


As there are a number of applications for admission officials to check, they usually search for the uniqueness of the application. For that you can seek help from your counselor. The college will want to know how you are going to prove yourself beneficial for the college. You need to state these points explicitly; include your all of your strengths and none of your weaknesses. You might include a special feature of yours and how that can be what the college needs. You may be a good candidate but you must remember that there will be thousands of students applying like you. So, your main concern must be in making your college application completely unique.



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