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Is it okay to switch extracurriculars during high school?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior, and I've been involved in a few different extracurricular activities throughout high school. I'm worried that switching activities might look bad on my college applications. Is it okay to switch, or should I stick with the same activities throughout high school? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's completely normal to explore different extracurriculars during high school. In fact, it can show that you're open to trying new things and have a diverse range of interests. Colleges are interested in seeing your passion and commitment to activities, so as long as you can demonstrate dedication in the activities you choose to pursue, switching shouldn't be a problem.

That being said, if you have any activities you're particularly passionate about, it's a good idea to stick with them and maybe even take on leadership roles. This can help demonstrate your commitment and growth in that area. But don't be afraid to switch out other activities if you find something you're more interested in. Ultimately, it's better to be genuinely involved in a few activities you enjoy rather than sticking with something just for the sake of consistency on your college applications.

Good luck with your extracurriculars and remember to have fun while exploring your interests!

10 months ago

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