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What do colleges care about?
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Do colleges care only about the activities you did in high school? I volunteering extensively in and competed in athletics, achieving national rankings, but most of this happened prior to 9th grade. Is it still worth writing on my application?

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@Landush1199 months ago

Colleges care mainly about academics and GPA, but extracurriculars, like activities, are also a priority along with essays and school behaviors.

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9 months ago

If a College application has to be compared with a burger, your activities would be it patty. Activities actually describe your capabilities in the real world as a professional and student.

But this doesn't mean they only care about your activities.

This is a rough division of the importance of things in college applications:

Academics: 30%

Extracurricular Activities and Awards: 40%

Essays: 40%

I would suggest that if these are the only activities you have, then you can write them but otherwise you are only supposed to write about activities after grade 9.

I hope this was helpful.

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