Extracurriculars for Engineering ProgramsAnswered
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,
3)Poetry and Writing,
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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Hi! I understand your insecurity, remember, whichever college you are applying to, you have to tailor your application according to that university. Maybe Purdue would appreciate a student with a spike and maybe UW-Madison would want an all-rounder. You have to research and build your profile and applications accordingly.
You are going to be stretched for a time now, so focus on ECs that would make colleges know that you are serious about your intended major. Like, maybe doing a research paper on Engineering help you better than taking a class on photography.
I know that STEM really helps, but that's all I got.
I would say definitely add as many ExtraCs as you take. Even if they don't take them into account I don't think they will see you as desperate they will see you as an aspiring student. So just add all of them because they probably won't subtract points for learning extra.
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