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Does reading as a hobby count as an extracurricular activity?

Hey! I love reading and always find time to do so during my day. Can I list reading as an extracurricular activity for my college application, or should it be something more formal? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

9 months ago

Hello there! Reading can absolutely be considered an extracurricular activity on your college application. As long as you can demonstrate your passion for it and how it has had a positive impact on your life, it can be a strong addition.

For example, you might mention how many books you read in a particular time period, discuss how you've participated in reading clubs or book discussions, or even share about your favorite authors and genres. Colleges appreciate genuine interests, and demonstrating your love for reading can showcase your intellectual curiosity.

I hope this helps, and happy reading!

9 months ago

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