Arguably the most important aspect of your college application process is ensuring your application is as competitive as possible. When you apply to a college/university, you are hoping to convince the admissions committee that you deserve to a place at their institution and you would excel there. You are competing with thousands of other applicants who may share your accomplishments, experiences, and obstacles. Therefore, making sure that your application is strong enough to give you an edge is important. In order to demonstrate that you are an exceptional scholar, your application must be well-rounded, meaning you should be strong in as many areas as possible.