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Joining extracurriculars in senior year?

Hello! I'm heading into my senior year and I realized that I haven't really been involved in many extracurriculars throughout high school. Is senior year too late to join clubs or activities and still make an impact on my college applications? Thanks for any guidance!

8 months ago

It's great that you're thinking about getting involved in extracurriculars! Senior year is not too late to join clubs or activities. Colleges appreciate seeing students take initiative at any stage in their high school career. While you won't have as much time to make a long-term impact as you would have in earlier years, joining extracurriculars now can still add value to your applications. It demonstrates your willingness to engage with your school community and pursue personal interests.

For the best impact, choose activities that align with your passions or intended field of study. For example, if you are interested in engineering, joining the robotics club could be beneficial. Moreover, consider taking on a leadership role or initiating a project within a club to showcase your commitment and ability to make a meaningful contribution.

Be sincere in your participation, and don't join just to pad your resume, as admissions officers can usually tell when a student's involvement is not genuine. Lastly, you might reflect on your experiences in these new activities in your application essays or letters of recommendation, which can give you fresh material that highlights your recent personal growth. Best of luck!

8 months ago

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