Private colleges tend to weigh signs of interest (e.g. visiting the campus, interviews, even reaching out to ask questions) positively. If you can, it’s a good idea to visit schools your teen is considering applying to. If teens can’t go in person, they can take a virtual tour. Teens can also email the admissions office to express interest and ask thoughtful, sincere questions.
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