About

Carlos Cano
Carlos Cano is an Admissions Counselor at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. A graduate of WP, Carlos is a first-generation college graduate who turned to college admissions in order to assist other first-generation students, among others, with their college admissions process. Carlos is a member in good standing of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) & the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC).

Beyond Grades and Test Scores: How Students Stand Out on College Applications

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Often, I get asked the question, “how do I make myself stand out in the college process?” This can be a challenge even after the major pieces of the application process: the application, the transcript, standardized test scores, recommendation letters, and the essay. With the exception of the application (because, let’s be honest, demographic information isn’t all that …