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Which extracurriculars should I focus on to strengthen my application?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior, and I've been thinking a lot about college applications lately. I have a pretty decent GPA and test scores, but I feel like my extracurriculars could use some improvement. I'm involved in a few clubs and volunteer activities, but I'm not sure which ones I should prioritize. Any advice on which types of extracurriculars colleges value the most? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about strengthening your college application. From my experience with my own child's college application process, I can tell you that colleges really value a student's passion and commitment to their extracurricular activities. Instead of trying to participate in a large number of different clubs or activities, it's usually better to focus on a few that you're genuinely interested in and can demonstrate dedication to over time. This can even include activities outside of school, such as hobbies or part-time jobs, as long as they show your growth and commitment. If you have a particular major or career path in mind, it can also be helpful to choose extracurriculars related to that field. Ultimately, it's about finding what you enjoy and committing to it, rather than just trying to 'check the boxes' for a college application. Colleges appreciate students who can show depth in their activities and who have made a positive impact in their communities. Best of luck to you in your junior year and the college application process!

9 months ago

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