How can I distinguish myself as an applicant?

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Strong applicants not only have an excellent academic record, but they also have gone above and beyond. This could involve conducting academic research, writing an excellent thesis, presenting works at academic conferences or taking courses at a level higher than expected. Obtaining recommendation letters from professors that know you well and can comment not only on your academic performance but also on you character and activities outside of the classroom is also a great way to stand out.

An application can also be enhanced by leadership and professional experience, whether through internships, community work or part-time positions. If you have a unique cultural, academic or personal background, make sure you reflect it in your personal statement as well. The secret is to make the admissions officer remember you even after he or she has read thousand of applications.