Guides: How I Got Into Stanford

Martha Collins, a Stanford alum, shares her Stanford admissions story. She discusses her tips for best approaching the application process and what she feels made her application stand out.

Martha has an unusual story. As a dancer, she approached her applications process with a dedicated mindset. With her family’s support, she pursued her dreams to the utmost. She decided to share with Empowerly her personal insight into the college applications journey that led her to Stanford. 


In this video, you’ll get to know more about the life of a Stanford Tree and what intellectual passions led her to acceptance at this prestigious school. We learn her advice for going through an atypical admissions cycle, what she wishes she had access to (that would have made her process so much easier), and more, in her own words:



As Martha states, having a positive influence and mentor makes a huge difference in high school students’ success in college–and beyond. If you’re lost and wondering where to find that guidance, we’re here for you! Personalized and supportive counselors who understand your story and perspective and goals are an invaluable resource.


Finding the right school, major, and program for you can make the difference between not graduating, failing out of classes, and becoming frustrated with lack of progress… or discovering your passions, excelling in your field, and finding excitement and success in your future.


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