That is correct! 300 hours or 12.5 days of pure effort. That shall get you an admission into the University of your Choice in a program that you want to pursue.
Malcolm Gladwell famously talks of the 10,000 hours rule in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success. The rules state that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice is needed to become proficient at any skill or to develop world-class expertise in any area.
When you are applying to a university or a college program, you are not usually trying to build a new skill. You are instead trying to make sure that you perform to your potential and bring out the most compelling picture of yours that will secure you an admission.
Our research and experience suggests that it takes about 300 hours of effort – spread across program search and fitment, university selection and application preparation, to get an admission. Typically, people start about 6-9 months before the application deadline and they need to squeeze out 300 hours of concerted (and guided) effort to get into the university of their choice. People who are able to pull out this effort, succeed, and people who cannot, usually fail to achieve their objective.
When you go to your admission advisor, make sure that you give him your 300! A good counselor squeezes out his 300 hours! He makes sure that the effort is in the right direction– university persona matching, finding the program that corroborates with your needs and your future requirements and digs deep into your personal and professional history to help you cull out the most relevant experiences for the said program.
Give 300 hours of effort to get into the university of your choice!
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