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2 years ago
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Extracurriculars
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Hello!

I'm a sophomore and I wanted to start preparing for colleges early. I'm seeing that chance simulation takes into account extracurriculars. My question is how important are extracurriculars in college admissions? What are some good to have extracurriculars?

Thanks!

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2 years ago

Extracurriculars are important. Many school don't just want to see a student who only knows how to study and get a 4.0 GPA, but want a student who is unique and has qualities of a good student. Some suggestions that would be suitable are anything that can show leadership or group work. Colleges do not want someone who can succeed by solo working, they want someone who will be able to well in groups and as a team. But you want to do something that is meaningful to you and can shape your personality to someone you want to be, like student government, sports etc. (During the commonapp application, you can only put 10 extracurriculars and you don't have to fill it all out, fill in ones that are important to you and let colleges know what you want to do and your goal as a highschooler.)

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2 years ago

Colleges love well-rounded students. So as long as your balanced that's all that matters. But don't do to many, to the point where you are barely participating in any of them. Personally I am president of my high schools FBLA chapter, historian of the drama club, and I have my own photography business.

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