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does having a gold award or presidential gold award count as a tier 1 extra-curricular activity?


This is for girl scouts


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Hi! No, this is not tier 1, even though it’s a national award. It’s impressive but not a tier 1 category extracurricular; it’s probably a tier 2 category. while the nat’l/presidential community service award is prestigious since for gold level you need to do 100+ hours in one year, thousands upon thousands of high schoolers receive it every year. congratulations and good job however! tier 1 activities are ones that will significantly distinguish you from other people and will get you national level recognition. what you should do is fill out your profile on college vine and under the extracurriculars section fill out your various activities (not awards, but community service is considered an “activity” so you can put that in). the college vine system uses the tier A-L system with A being a tier 1 or even tier 0 of world-recognition, and with L being the most basic extracurricular like being a regular member in a club or playing a sport for fun. i did this for myself since I also received the gold level award and it’s equal to a Tier I which is great but not that special. sorry if this is disappointing to you, but the reality is that unless you can start your own operation or get signifiant recognition on a national or global scale community service is not that unique since almost every high schooler does it.

thank you!! Do you know if tier 1 activities are required to get into ivy leagues? And is having many tier 2/3 activities still acceptable?
there’s no « secret formula » for specific extracurricular s that you need to do. they don’t literally count your tier 1 or 2 but they want to see high-level recognition leadership self-drive etc... all of those qualities that show you are a leader and can start/maintain your own initiatives. sounds good but yeah add as many 1 or 2 as you can
Thank you so much