13 days ago
Admissions Advice

How do i improve my chances?

I am a junior right now, I have two pass/fails for algebra ( I cheated and came clean so that's how we settled it), but I took a college math class and am taking an advanced one now this semester. also, my grading system only does letter grading and I have 86-89's that look worse than they are. is there any way I can improve my extracurriculars? I wasn't able to do a lot due to corona. Is there one that will look good on my resume that I can easily do while balancing a large workload and helping my family move houses?

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13 days ago

What are you doing for extracurriculars currently or what do you plan to do? What have you done in the past? You could do community service activities or join/create a club at your school.

13 days ago[edited]

Hi @emmalyn,

I agree with @lilye: make sure you put those extracurriculars on your application and say that you had to stop due to COVID-19. I would continue to practice that instrument at home. If you cannot perform in-person, try uploading videos of your performances to YouTube, or join a virtual ensemble such as Virtual Concert Band (if possible with your instrument). You can also continue tutoring and volunteering virtually. Creating a blog, podcast, or other online discussion space to write and/or speak about important topics is another excellent extracurricular.

11 days ago

One thing to consider is a passion project or a community outreach project. These are projects that you lead for the betterment of your community. They can be very fun if you choose a problem close to your heart, and they also look amazing on your applications.


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