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Tips for creating and submitting your story

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Video tips

Before you record your video, you should make sure of a few things so it’s the best quality possible.

  • 1

    Find decent lighting

    • Can we see you clearly?
    • Are you using direct lighting?

    Record during the day near a window or in a well-lit room for the best results.

  • 2

    Be mindful of background noise

    • Are you in a quiet space where you can record uninterrupted?

    Make sure there are no distracting background noises, like talking, music, etc.

  • 3

    Choose a good background

    • Is the background distracting?
    • Did you make sure to get rid of any clutter?

    A solid color wall is ideal and virtual backgrounds are a great option as well.

  • 4

    Dress the part

    You don’t need to be dressed formally, but make sure to look presentable. We want your story to help others.

    Feel free to represent your school, too!

Suggested categories

Justice-Impacted Students

Military and Veteran Students

LGBTQ+ Students

Students In and Aged-Out of Foster Care

DREAMers

Transfer Students

Students Facing Indecision

Students Facing Academic Struggles

Adult Students

College-to-Career Transitions

Getting into College

Financial Struggles

Remote Learning

Health and Mental Health

Being a 'Non-Traditional' Student

First-Generation Students

Financial Aid Challenges

Unpreparedness

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