How do you indicate to a school that they are your first choose besides early decision?
We don't know you love us unless you tell us! Many schools will require or offer interviews. Interviews are HUGE. I cannot emphasize enough how important interviews are as they can often make (or break) a college admissions decision. Take advantage of interviews and make sure you indicate not just that you love us, but why. Why do you feel as though you are a good fit? Show us that you've thought about it a bit more deeply than, "This is where my boyfriend is already going, so I want to go here, too." Do some research, do some soul-searching, and reflect on why we are truly the best option for you. Also, make sure you visit campus. Dedicating time and resources to a campus visit demonstrates interest. Lastly, develop relationships with your admission counselor! We have a radar and know who is on it. Make yourself known if you want to be included on it!