Guides: How I Got Into Stanford

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Martha Collins, a Stanford alum, shares her college admissions story. Her narrative, which she dubbed “how I got into Stanford,” tells how she navigated the college process. She discusses her tips for best approaching the application process. Martha also explains 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. Therefore, with her family’s support, she pursued her dreams to the utmost. Looking back, 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. Beyond that, we’ll see what intellectual passions led her to acceptance at this prestigious school. Finally, we learn her advice for going through an atypical admissions cycle, and what she wishes she had access to (that would have made her process so much easier). So now, let’s hear all that 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.

Best Fit

Not only that, but finding the best fit program for you is critical. Finding the right school, major, and program for you can make the difference between success and hardship. Consider 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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