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With so many steps in the college search process, you may be wondering what it means to write a brag sheet. We’ve got all the information you need. A brag sheet will make it easier to fill out your college applications and obtain glowing letters of recommendation.

What is a College Brag Sheet?

Think of it as a resume. It will detail all your accomplishments and experiences throughout your high school career. Keep in mind, your brag sheet should help a reader get to know you a little bit better. 

Why Create a College Brag Sheet?

A college brag sheet simplifies the process of filling out your college applications. Sometimes, it’s difficult to sit down and think of all your achievements on the spot. By creating one early in your high school career and updating it regularly, the college application process will go smoother. 

Your teachers writing letters of recommendation will also appreciate your brag sheet. Oftentimes, teachers will have numerous letters to write. In passing along your resume, you’re giving an outline of all your wonderful qualities with specific examples. This makes the writing process easier on your teachers, and boosts the quality of your letter of recommendation. When your teachers have a better idea of who you are, it’s easier to praise you for all your achievements!

What to Include

Your brag sheet should be concise and professional, no more than one page long. Also, avoid fonts that are difficult to read. You should include the following information: 

-Your name and contact information

-Expected graduation date

-GPA and standardized test scores

-Extracurricular activity participation

-Volunteer work

-Work experience

-Any awards or recognitions

-Any leadership roles 

-Goals for the future related to college 

College brag sheets are useful during the college application process, especially for teachers writing letters of recommendation. To spark some inspiration, explore some examples and templates. And if you need help asking for letters of recommendation, read this article!