Demonstrated interest involves creating relationships with college representatives, faculty, alums, etc. Our post The Importance Of Demonstrated Interest gives a good sense of why this can be important for many students.
Your admissions rep will be your main point of contact during the admissions process. To find your rep, look at the admissions page on the website and find the name of the person who represents your state. Then, get ready to write your first email to him/her. Here are some ideas to help you get started:
A good first email to your admissions rep:
A bad email to your admissions representative:
Some important reminders:
Be polite: address reps appropriately, use mature language, write thank-you notes/emails
Be considerate of your rep’s time (no asking questions you should be able to answer with a little researching!)
Be curious: what is it you really need to know to make an informed decision about a school?
Proofread your emails for grammar and spelling issues
Make sure you are sending the right note to the right rep--with the right school name mentioned (be very careful if you are cutting and pasting notes from one rep/school to another)
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