community service hours= 200
My school did not have anything I was super interested in. I wanted to know if these things can make up for it.
All portions of the application are vital. The GPA, SAT score, and community service hours are amazing but EC's, course rigor, and exceptional essays are also important. I do not know if you are aiming for Ivies or not but without ECs, that would be pretty much impossible.
I don't want to discourage you but just trying to help you understand. Please do not take my words personally.
My recommendation is to get involved with some EC's. It doesn't have to be with your school- it could be online, with a separate group (like a church or other), etc. You could explore your hobbies at greater depth and record the time you spend learning about whatever it is. Eg, I am into gardening so I took some classes, read some books, and have now grown hundreds of plants. I spent so much time on it that it is totally an EC.
When considering ECs, always quality over quantity. You don't need to scurry around joining this club and trying that thing- find a few things you are passionate about and go for it! ECs are meant to be the fun part of high school, adding flavor and variety to your life so you are a healthy, well-balanced student.
Hope this helps. Please lmk if you have any questions!
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