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Could creating art be an extracurricular activity on college applications?

I love making art in my free time and I've been doing it since elementary school. Can creating art be counted as an extracurricular activity for college applications, even if I haven't taken formal art classes or been part of any art clubs? Thank you!

9 months ago

Absolutely! Creating art can definitely be considered an extracurricular activity for college applications. Colleges appreciate students who pursue their passions and interests, and it's clear that art has been an essential part of your life since elementary school.

While participating in formal art classes or clubs can certainly showcase your dedication to this pursuit, your self-driven interest in art is also valuable and worth mentioning on your application. If you have any pieces that you're particularly proud of, you could even create a portfolio as part of your application (depending on the colleges you're applying to).

To make your art experience more compelling, you might want to consider looking for local art exhibitions or opportunities to showcase and share your work, or joining a class or art-related nonprofit. By branching out and engaging with others in the art community, you'll be able to more concretely demonstrate your commitment to the arts as well as your willingness to push beyond your comfort zone. Colleges admire applicants who can prove they're active and involved in their interests, and I believe your love for creating art can resonate with them. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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