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5 months ago
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Will switching sports make me look uncommitted and hurt my admissions?
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I am a junior right now, and I am a three season student athlete. However, for senior year I am thinking of switching my fall sport from Water Polo to Golf. I really enjoy playing golf and feel like I will enjoy playing for our school team, but I have done water polo freshman and sophomore year (couldn't this year b/c of Covid). If I switch for senior year, will this negatively impact my college admissions? I have already switched out of swimming to track in freshman year.

I am looking at a lot of schools that really emphasize holistic admission. I have very competitive grades and test scores and have leadership positions in other clubs, but I'm scared I will look unmotivated and uncommitted if I switch sports too many times.

Freshman (9th)

Fall - Water Polo

Winter - Swimming

Spring - Outdoor Track

Sophomore (10th)

Fall - Water Polo

Winter - Indoor Track

Spring - Outdoor track

Junior (11th) (current)

Fall - Covid cancelled

Winter- Indoor Track

Spring - Outdoor Track

Senior (12th)

Fall - Want to play golf

Winter - Indoor Track

Spring - Outdoor Track

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5 months ago

I think that it won't hurt your admissions chances if you switch sports. Overall in the admissions process, unless you are extremely good and/or will be playing in college, sports won't matter that much. I think if you want to switch to golf, you should go for it unless you want to do water polo in college.

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