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Can I list babysitting as an extracurricular activity on my college application?

Hi everyone! I've been babysitting for a few families in my community since I was a freshman. I don't want this time commitment to go unnoticed on my college application, so can I list babysitting as an extracurricular activity?

9 months ago

Hi there! Absolutely, you can and should list babysitting as an extracurricular activity on your college application. Any regular commitment that demonstrates responsibility, time management, and a strong work ethic can count as an extracurricular activity.

Babysitting shows that you're reliable, trustworthy, and able to take care of others, which are all valuable traits in a potential college student. When listing it on your application, be sure to include the number of hours per week you committed to babysitting, the ages of the children you watched, and any additional responsibilities you had, like helping with homework or preparing meals.

You can also read more about how to effectively list your extracurricular activities in your college applications in this CollegeVine blog post: How to Fill Out the Common App Activities Section. It contains valuable tips for showcasing your various commitments, which can help your babysitting experience stand out.

Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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