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Admissions Advice

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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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

I know that STEM really helps, but that's all I got.

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2 months ago

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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