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How can I balance academics and extracurriculars in my college applications?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior, and I'm trying to figure out how to present a well-rounded application. I have good grades and test scores, but I'm also heavily involved in extracurriculars. How can I strike the right balance to show that I'm a strong candidate in both areas? Thanks for any input!

11 months ago

It's great to see that you're thinking ahead and trying to present a well-rounded application! From my experience with my own child, I can share a few tips that might help you strike the right balance between academics and extracurriculars. First, prioritize your time and focus on the activities that you're genuinely passionate about. Colleges appreciate depth and commitment in a few key areas rather than a superficial involvement in many. Second, try to integrate your academic strengths and extracurricular interests where possible. For instance, if you excel in science and also enjoy volunteering, consider participating in a science-related community service project. Finally, don't forget to showcase your leadership skills and personal growth in your application. Colleges value applicants who can demonstrate their ability to make a positive impact in their chosen activities. Keep up the good work, and remember that your unique combination of academic and extracurricular accomplishments will set you apart as a strong candidate. Good luck!

11 months ago

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