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Should I submit a portfolio, even if it doesn't relate to my intended major?

Hello! I recently found out that, depending on the college I'm applying to, I can submit a visual arts portfolio. I have video editing listed as one of my extracurriculars and it is definitely something I've put a lot of my time into -- it's something I've been doing for 6 years now. However, my main concern is that it wouldn't be necessary to include in my application, as I'm aiming to major in neuroscience and go down the pre-med track.

I would really love to include it when given the chance because it's something I'm so passionate about, but I'm not sure :( Any tips are appreciated! Thank you <3

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I would say to do it! I'm doing the same thing :) (I'm going into bio/env science and submitting an arts portfolio to some schools)

Overall, it can only help and not hurt, you definitely won't be penalized for submitting extra admissions information. It's always possible that they admit you because they see your commitment to your hobbies! If you still get waitlisted or declined, at least you won't have the worry that it was because you didn't submit a portfolio.

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