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Step 2- Determine Your Strengths
What are your strengths and interests? How do you identify yourself? Students can start the college admission process by first getting to know themselves. We encourage students to reflect on their personal talents, and parents to help their children understand their unique gifts.

Students in this Step will learn about listing their strengths and words that describe their character and values. Those who are close to them, from teachers to coaches to advisors, can help students learn to describe themselves.

Part of determining your strengths is knowing how to assess your level of talent in any particular area, avoiding under- or over-estimating yourself. Step Two is the foundation of the college admissions process, because it emphasizes a studentís voyage of self-discovery and analysis. This then helps a student to discover the right college match.

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Jerome Lucido
Jerome Lucido, Provost of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discusses how applications are read.
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