I'm a rising senior, and I'm looking for any last-minute improvements to my app I can do before applying to college. Here's what my schedule looks for senior year (which might change)
- 3 APs (one of them is AP Drawing), and 1 honors class
- expected to become president of my school's Red Cross Club, Chinese Club, and MUN
- piano (have been doing it for ~10ish years) and art on weekends
- attempting to become a research assistant at Stanford
I am not exactly concerned about the amount of APs I'm doing this year affecting how many ECs I'll be doing, but should I be?
Hi! Those actually look great, but if you want to, you could add:
- a Cooking Club (Baking Club, Cooking Together, etc.) to show life skills and unique interests
- a sport (soccer, track & field, etc.) to show teamwork and commitment to exercise, it also helps colleges see that you carry things through and have a competitive streak
- something to do with your intended major (add a couple of those if possible)
No you shouldn't be concerned, your stats look great and so do your current ECs! You may want to consider entering an art or piano competition just to show dedication or interest in the subject, but that isn't totally necessary. Whatever you are considering applying to be in college, which looks to be something STEM related, you should consider doing or starting/joining a STEM related club just so that you seem more dedicated, but again this really isn't all that important. Good luck, I hope you get in to your dream school!! :D
Your GPA, AP, SAT, or ACT scores should be settled as a rising senior. That also means that you've had the relatively same ECs for the past three years, as you're about to become club presidents. So, since your ECs are strong and focused, there should be no reason to diversify them. College prefers to see students focusing on a single task or event for an extended period of time. This summer, if possible, you could get some more volunteer hours (if you still need them). Aside from that, you should concentrate on recruiting interns from companies or universities. Again, your attempt to become a Stanford research assistant is great. Finally, you should not be concerned because your ECs are strong.
I hope this is helpful and may luck be with you.
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