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How important are leadership roles in Ivy League applications?

I hold a few leadership positions in my high school extracurricular activities, but I'm worried that it won't be enough for the Ivy League. How much weight is given to leadership experience when evaluating applications?

9 months ago

Hey there! I remember when my child was applying to college, and we had the same concerns about leadership roles. Ivy League schools tend to look favorably upon students with demonstrated leadership experience because it shows initiative, responsibility, and the ability to collaborate with others.

That being said, it's important to remember that leadership roles are just one part of a holistic application process. Admissions officers consider your academics, essays, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities as well. So don't stress too much if you think your leadership roles might not be enough.

My child, for example, had only a couple of leadership roles in clubs but excelled academically and had strong personal essays. They were accepted into an Ivy League school, so just having a few leadership roles didn't hold them back.

In the end, what matters most is being genuinely passionate about your interests and presenting your authentic self to the admissions officers. They want to see who you are beyond the titles you hold and the clubs you're a part of. Good luck!

9 months ago

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