Chances are, you may be missing a few shingles here and there. Maybe your writing could use some attention. Math remediation from the end of 8th grade when you kind of checked out? Organizational skills, well, not so organized?
Brains, like muscles, do not grow strong and resilient through constant, exhaustive effort, but rather through intermittent periods of manageable stress, and rest. The default mode network is all about connection: connection to other people, to our pasts and futures, and to ourselves.
As colleges build a well-rounded class of students, they often shape the class by drawing on an assortment of angles and special abilities. Communicate your strengths so that your story will make you a standout.
BU, NYU, and USC all offer highly regarded theater performance programs. To get in, however, you must show that you ‘have the goods’ both academically and theatrically.
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Tulane University have always had somewhat of a dual identity: enjoying a certain popularity but still looking for greater academic respect outside of the south. These two schools have always enjoyed popularity, but in recent years they have truly spread their wings. Today their national reputations reflect their growth and academic muscle.