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What should I highlight in my college application if I don't have many extracurriculars?

Hey, I'm a junior, and I'm worried about my lack of extracurriculars when it comes to applying to college. What are some things I can highlight in my application to make up for this? Are there any tips for standing out without many activities? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi! I understand your concern about not having many extracurriculars, but don't worry! Colleges are interested in getting to know you as a whole person, so there are definitely other aspects you can focus on. If you have any part-time jobs, internships, or volunteer work, be sure to highlight those experiences. They show responsibility, commitment, and time management. Also, emphasize your coursework and how you've challenged yourself academically. If you've taken AP or honors classes, or if you have a strong GPA, this demonstrates your dedication to learning. Additionally, you can showcase your unique skills or hobbies. Maybe you're a talented artist, a skilled coder, or an aspiring entrepreneur. Lastly, your essays and letters of recommendation can help you stand out. Spend time crafting a compelling personal statement that tells your story and showcases your personality. And choose recommenders who know you well and can speak to your strengths. Good luck with your application!

9 months ago

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