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Extracurriculars for Engineering Programs
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I am a science enthusiast and want to enter Engineering Programs in Colleges (not as prestigious as Tier1) for eg. UWMadison, UMTC, Tulane, Florida tech, Illinois Tech, Purdue etc.

In my ExtraCs I have

1)writing a Learning Map book on science of grade 9th,

2)Photography,

3)Poetry and Writing,

5)Dance,

6)A Campaign in School,

7)Public Speaking etc.

Now I want to ask - Can I add some courses I took on subjects like Astrophysics and Astronomy, Exoplanets, Einstein Relativity etc on an online platform in my ExtraCs??

- Will they have a good credit for my desired Program or they don't even count?

- I also took a course of remote sensing and GIS from ISRO (Indian Space research organization), shall i add that too?

Actually, I am in 12th and I did these courses this year to make most out of my time at home and lessen my 12th boards stress. So will I look desperate because i did all these courses this year only or will it be fine?

Please see my ExtraCs above and tell if I should put them in my app or not or maybe mention some??

I feel a bit insecure because i really want to get in an engineering program.

P.S if you can tell me some good ExtraCs that i can do now relevant to Engineering Progs, it will be GREAT!!

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The extra-curriculars are not as important as what's on your high school transcript. Engineering programs are looking for higher-level math and science courses, like Calc. and Physics. It would be good to talk about those online courses you were motivated to take on your own. They want to know more about the depth and quality of your ECs than they do about how many you've taken.

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