3 months ago
Admissions Advice

about extracurriculars

hiii i'm a junior from a public high school in asia, so i'm applying for u.s colleges as an international student in November!

our school is a traditional Chinese high school. although we have an ap department, i go to the non-ap one, which means our school does not provide many activities that I can engage in.

will college admission officers understand my situation after reading my school's info and other contexts? or will they just ignore this fact and still ask for many ecs?

thanks in advance!


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3 months ago

Most colleges will take into account what courses and ECs you have based on your school. So, for example, if your school did not offer AP classes, it would not be counted against you. However, it would be considered impressive if you found extra opportunities outside of your school to involve yourself in. Just food for thought. I hope this helps!


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