Are my extracurriculars too generic? Should I just put a lot of work into these, or should I pick up more unique ec's?Answered
For context, I have a 3.98 UW GPA (2 b's), and a 4.58 W GPA (5 honors classes, 5 college classes, 10 AP's). My ideal schools would be Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, UCLA, Williams, Duke, or NYU.
Okay, now for the Extracurriculars:
-I was accepted into an arts high school in the acting program. I've held lead roles in several shows.
-Started a nonprofit organization focused on bringing arts education to low income neighborhoods
-3 years of Mock Trial with a handful of awards
-Summer research application required internship at UCI (worked at the same level graduate and undergraduate students, my name was listed second on the publication)
-President/founder of a mental health-focused running club at my school
-Co-pres/co-founder of a book club at my school
-leadership in 2 other clubs
-Secretary of my schools California Scholarship Federation chapter
-member of NHS
I'm really paranoid about this, because I don't want to put so much work into an activity if it's too generic to actually make an impact on my application lol
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Overall, your extracurriculars are not generic! Starting a non-profit organization, research, having multiple leads, president and co-founder is exceptional! The only generic thing is being a member of NHS. Have you considered applying for an officer position for NHS? You have a very strong extracurricular profile so do not worry! :)
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