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Is it okay to focus more on extracurriculars than GPA?

Hey there collegevine friends! I'm a junior in high school and I've been thinking a lot about college applications. My GPA isn't the best, but I'm really active in extracurricular activities and leadership roles. Do colleges value extracurriculars more than GPA or should I try to improve my grades?

11 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're so involved in extracurricular activities and leadership roles. These experiences can definitely help you stand out in the college application process. That being said, it's important to remember that GPA is still a significant factor in most college admissions decisions. While extracurriculars can enhance your application, they may not be able to fully compensate for a low GPA. It's recommended that you try to improve your grades, especially during your junior year, when colleges tend to place a lot of weight on your academic performance. Balancing your time between academics and extracurriculars can be challenging, but it's crucial to demonstrate to colleges that you can excel in both areas. Don't stress yourself out too much, though – it's okay if your GPA isn't perfect. Just make sure to put in the effort to improve as much as possible, and continue to be an active member of your school community. Best of luck!

11 months ago

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