How to Overcome College Application Weaknesses

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    What should you do if your senior slide slides a little too far? How can you cope if tenth grade stupor gets in the way of good grades? How can you boost your profile if you have a low SAT or ACT score?

    Don't worry – none of these situations need to doom you to top college rejection -- if they are dealt with properly.

    The following resources will help you tackle your college application weaknesses head-on, so that despite your less-than-perfect stats, you still present yourself as the capable, confident, and competent student that you are.

    1. 5 A's for Your Low GPA, a podcast episode
    2. 6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses
    3. Flaws Make You Real
    4. Can You Get Accepted After Doing Something Stupid?
    5. Writing About Resilience in the Face of Failure 
    6. Disclosing a Learning Disability

    Are you worried about how your flaws or weakness may affect your college application? Choose from Accepted's college application consulting services to work one-on-one with an experienced editor and admissions expert!

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