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extracurriculars

can you put extracurriculars you did before high school on your application or do they not count? do colleges only care about high school onwards or can before high school work too? because i have some extracurriculars that i took before high school like theatre and being in the school play and being in a swimming club and other things like that. would it help me to include those? do they count? and how much does house-related work count as an extracurricular activity?

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Usually they only care about recent ECs. There are probably some exceptions though like if you have something you started in 7th grade and still do or you feel it harm you if they don't know about it. If you feel your app would be missing something without it I would consider adding it even if it's not from high school. Also the summer before high school will usually pass as recent enough.

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