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08/25/2020 at 08:14AM

Will getting certified in an online course at Udemy look good on college applications?

As most if not all of us are going to be having virtual school, would taking courses on Udemy and getting certified add value to my college application? Will it count as an extracurricular?

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08/25/2020 at 12:42PM

I don’t think they’re particularly impressive by themselves unless you can use it as a lead in to another activity. EX this online course helped me discover a new passion and because of it i undertook this new project or explored one of my interests in a new way, etc etc. I recommend that you use the time instead to either study more to keep grades/standardized test prep up or to work in developing either your extracurricular profile within school (virtual clubs if any) or by starting your own independent project.