8 months ago
Admissions Advice

I haven't taken a Extracurricular Clubs should I be worried?

I'm a Junior, and I haven't done any extracurricular clubs or activities in high school. I'm just a shy person, to be honest, and I prefer keeping to myself outside of school. But now, I'm worried that it might look bad on my college applications. What should I do?/Should I be worried?

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8 months ago

Extracurriculars are extremely important to give colleges an idea of what you do outside of school. I'm also a shy person (very introverted) and have social anxiety, but I am a part of a few clubs and honor societies. I hope to start an awareness campaign next school year. Try to find ways to get involved. If you are really fearful, maybe you can start a blog/website where you don't need to talk to someone directly. I think that social anxiety is pretty common, so maybe you can start a small club where you guys can discuss how to overcome it. Do find extracurriculars that you are passionate about and plan to continue them for the rest of your high school career to demonstrate leadership (if you start a club or blog) and determination.


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