Is it better to focus on one extracurricular or have a variety?

Hey, I'm a junior and I've been wondering if it's more beneficial to focus on one main extracurricular activity or to have a variety of activities on my college applications. I'm involved in several clubs, but I'm not sure if I should narrow it down. Thanks for your help!

5 months ago

Hey! It's great that you're thinking about your extracurricular activities and how they'll impact your college applications. In my experience, as my child went through the same process, it really depends on the individual and their goals. Focusing on one main extracurricular can show dedication, commitment, and a deep passion for a particular area. On the other hand, having a variety of activities demonstrates versatility, adaptability, and a willingness to explore new interests. College admissions officers typically look for well-rounded applicants who have a balance between academics and extracurriculars. So, think about your strengths, interests, and how much time you can devote to each activity. It's also important to consider what you enjoy doing, as that's where you'll truly excel. Ultimately, it's about the quality of your involvement rather than the quantity. If you can be deeply involved in a few activities and show leadership, commitment, and growth, that will likely be more beneficial than just participating in many activities without making a significant impact. Good luck!

5 months ago
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