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In the summer of my junior year, and I was wondering if the number of extracurricular activities that I've done in high school really matters. I wasn't really active in a lot of the extracurricular activities given at my school during my freshman-junior year. But I did do one extracurricular which was called WINGS. But I also was wandering if I have taken classes such as music, dance, and art does that count as an extracurricular activity? Is too late for me to start doing some more extracurricular activities my senior year? I feel like I'm too late... How big of an affect will this have on me being accepted into colleges? Any help would be very much appreciated!

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3 months ago[edited]

Music, dance, and art definitely count as extracurriculars! And it’s not too late, try seeing if there’s anything you can do this summer or try joining clubs or anything like that during your senior year.

While grades are of a huge importance in your college application, colleges also want to know who you are outside of the numbers. This includes any jobs, programs, extracurriculars, etc. So it is definitely important to have some in there. As long as you have at least one or two extracurriculars you can show were of large importance to you and you spent a lot of time on, you should be fine. Remember, quality over quantity!

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3 months ago

I would make a attempt to do 3-4 extracurriculars your senior year.

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3 months ago

I am an upcoming senior and have been playing around with several chance calculators to see what things make the largest impact and extracurriculars and clubs actually play a pretty large role. That said, your classes like music and art absolutely count especially if you can describe how they were important to you. I would advise you to maybe look into joining another club or finding something in your community that you can be active in just to help further your ability to show colleges the role you've played in your community. You've got plenty of time! You've got this! Good luck!

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3 months ago

The music, dance, and art stuff would definitely count for extracurriculars! I don't know whether or not its too late, but I generally hold to the philosophy of 'better late than never.' Good luck with all of that!!!

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