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Do colleges value consistency in extracurricular activities?

Hey, I'm wondering if colleges value consistency in extracurricular activities or if it's better to try a variety of different activities throughout high school? Which one would look better on a college application? Thanks for your input!

9 months ago

Hey! Great question. Colleges generally value both consistency and breadth in extracurricular activities. They appreciate students who can demonstrate a commitment to a few activities over a longer period, showing that they've built skills, taken on responsibilities, and perhaps even achieved leadership positions.

At the same time, exploring a variety of interests can showcase your versatility and curiosity. It's all about finding a balance that works for you. Ideally, you'd engage in a few core activities that you consistently participate in while also trying out new experiences periodically.

Ultimately, the most important factor is the impact you've made and the experience you've gained through these activities. For more tips on building an impressive extracurricular profile, check out this CollegeVine blog post: How to Choose the Right Extracurriculars in High School.

Good luck!

9 months ago

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