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How much does being in film club help for college apps?

I'm really into movies like 'How I Got Into College' and was wondering if participating in film club will make a significant difference on my college application? Like how do AOs view this extracurricular compared to others? Any movie buffs out there who got into a great school and think this helped?

8 months ago

Participation in a film club can positively impact your college application, especially if you exhibit passion and involvement beyond mere membership. Admissions officers look for commitment and leadership in extracurricular activities. If you hold a leadership position, initiate projects, or participate in competitions through your film club, this involvement is more significant than simply attending meetings. Your dedication to film can also become a compelling element of your application essays, where you can illustrate your passion for cinema and how it shapes your perspective or aspirations. For example, a student I worked with turned his film club experiences into a narrative about storytelling and community building, which resonated with admissions committees. Similarly, related achievements—like organizing a school film festival or starting a community service project using film—would stand out. So immerse yourself deeply in your film club and make sure to communicate the depth of your commitment and its impact on you and others through your application.

8 months ago

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