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Are extracurricular activities really that important?

Hi guys, I'm a junior and I'm a little bit stressed about my extracurriculars. I've heard that they're a crucial part of the college application process, but I'm not sure if I have enough or if they're good enough. Can anyone explain how much weight colleges put on extracurricular activities? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey there! I can understand why you might be feeling stressed about extracurriculars. It's true that they play a significant role in the college application process, but don't worry too much! Colleges want to see that you're involved in your community and that you pursue your passions outside of the classroom. It's not necessarily about the number of activities you're involved in, but rather the quality and commitment to those activities. For example, if you've been involved in a club or organization for multiple years and have taken on leadership roles, that will likely be more impressive than joining several clubs just for the sake of it. Ultimately, admissions officers are looking to see who you are outside of your academic achievements. My own child focused on a few key extracurriculars that they were truly passionate about, and it seemed to work out well for them. So, focus on what you enjoy and give it your best effort! Good luck!

10 months ago

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