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07/22/2020 at 11:09AM

Is it too late to start extra curriculars?

Im a junior. I dont have any extra curriculars. Is it too late now? What should I do?

@cecil07/22/2020 at 03:54PM

I'm sure you have ECs, you just need to think outside the traditional in your school activities. What do you do in your free time? Do you babysit? Sell stuff online? Play an instrument? Compete in video games online? Belong to a youth group in your place or worship? Those are all ECs. Sign up for a class at your local rec center - that's an EC. Better yet, offer to TEACH a class at your local rec center (for example, offer to teach older people how to use Instagram). Good luck!

@crsgo042207/22/2020 at 05:50PM

I second this - activities that arent the usual clubs/sports/teams/music are also ECs

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07/22/2020 at 02:01PM

It really depends on gpa SAT/ACT and what school you want to attend. Some notably K State and the public 4 year Iowa schools all require x gpa and y SAT/ACT. The Cal St has something similiar for in state. So if you just need to get into a very good public school just keep GPA up and get a decent SAT. Ivies are certainly not feasible and elite schools like USC are also out of reach.

You can join ECs certainly but no matter what I’m guessing you have some ECs. ECs in a sentence are what you do as a fun activity/non academic activities. A job is an EC so is having to care for a younger sibling and so is babysitting. If you write for fun that’s an EC and so on and so on.

Hope this helps and comment if you need clarification.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Crystal07/22/2020 at 02:12PM

But what if I wanna try for some elite schools ?

@DebaterMAX07/22/2020 at 02:21PM

Depends on what you think elite schools are. K State is a member of the American Association of Universities and the AAU is the most prestigious association of universities. So in that regard K St is more prestigious than Georgetown. But selective/elite schools would be mostly out of hand as you should apply to schools with a >50% admit rate. ECs are too crucial in the admission process to not have any. It isn’t too late to get a few minor ones but enough for selective schools likely not.

@crsgo042207/22/2020 at 05:49PM

You can try all you want but if you don’t have any extracurriculars, like none at all, then there is basically no way you’re gonna get into an ivy/hypsm or maybe even a T20. Even a perfect GPA/SAT don’t make up for that since these colleges are really looking for people who challenge themselves and have a well-crafted narrative of who they are, what their core values are, and how they will make an impact once they get o college

@DebaterMAX07/22/2020 at 05:52PM

Agreed and if you have none I’d look at the schools that require x gpa and y SAT/ACT score and there are plenty of well known ones. Also I’d look at the 70-120 range of universities as these are not super selective (usually) and offer great education