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Is it better to have a few strong extracurriculars or many different ones?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior in high school, and I'm trying to figure out how to make my extracurriculars stand out on my college application. Is it better to have a few strong extracurriculars where I've shown dedication and leadership, or should I try to get involved in a bunch of different clubs and activities to show a wide variety of interests? I'd appreciate any advice you can offer!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about your extracurriculars early on.

From my experience with my own child, I believe it's better to focus on a few strong extracurriculars where you can demonstrate dedication and leadership. Colleges tend to appreciate students who show commitment and passion for a few activities, rather than spreading themselves too thin across many.

For example, my child was involved in a couple of clubs and sports teams throughout high school. They were able to take on leadership positions and make significant contributions to those organizations. This allowed them to showcase their dedication and growth, which ultimately made their college application stand out.

That being said, it's essential to choose activities that genuinely interest you, as your passion will shine through in your application. Good luck, and I hope this helps!

10 months ago

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