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A high school student in the United States got accepted into 39 colleges and universities.
Jordan Nixon, a high school senior of Douglas County High School (DCHS), Georgia, applied to more than 50 schools around the country. As of March, she has already received 39 acceptance letters and $1.6 million worth of scholarships. She noted that she did not apply to those schools on a whim but picked them meticulously. She researched which schools had a diverse student population and offered International Business as a degree program.
Currently, she is narrowing down her choices and has until May 1 to decide on which school to attend.
Nixon was the first DCHS student to ever receive that many acceptance letters. One of the people that helped Nixon achieve this accomplishment was her private college adviser. Nixon’s adviser guided her in writing application essays and preparing for the SAT, a college admission test in the United States.
To apply to multiple schools, Nixon used mobile apps, like the Common Black College Application (CBCA). Because of such platforms, Nixon did not have to fill out an application form for each school. She also only had to pay once for sending out her applications.
Even though apps like the CBCA make it easier for students to send out college application forms, a college consultant says that it is still better for students to do campus visits and send personal e-mails to schools.
As for Nixon, she advises students to start working hard as early as the first day of high school. She said focusing on tests, homework, and essays is a must.