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What are the best ECs for aspiring CS majors?

Hi! My passion--and hopefully major-- is in Computer Science. Are there any specific ECs that will help me get into colleges (such as MIT) with this focus? Thank you!

Ann 🤍

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So for the so-called Ivy+ schools you typically to have a national level EC in you did something on a scale outside of your city. For example, I competed at a national circuit tournament. However I want to emphasize that this isn't necessary and multiple people will get in without it, it is the strongest way. As such you could join or start a club that does computer science. You could supplement that by having some sort of technical job whether that's an internship or some other computer based job. You could also make an app or just program something. There was one CV user who made a website and their school district used it during the pandemic.

https://blog.collegevine.com/extracurriculars-for-aspiring-computer-science-majors/

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