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How important is it to have a well-rounded application?

Hi all! I'm a junior who's starting to think about college applications, and I'm worried that my application isn't well-rounded enough. I have a strong academic record, but my extracurriculars are mostly focused on one area (music). Should I try to diversify my activities, or is it okay to have a more focused application? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're already thinking about college applications as a junior. Having a strong academic record is definitely important, but colleges also appreciate students with a genuine passion for a particular area, like music in your case. While it's good to have a variety of extracurriculars, it's also important to showcase your dedication and commitment to something you truly love. If you feel like adding another activity or two, consider something that complements your passion for music, rather than just picking something for the sake of diversifying your application. Ultimately, being authentic and true to yourself in your application is what will make you stand out. Best of luck with your college journey!

11 months ago

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