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Do you think boosting my extracurriculars are good enough for most colleges right now?
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I'm currently a high school junior and have taken dual enrollment courses in my freshman and sophomore years, and am currently taking AP classes as well. I have a weighted gpa of over 4.0.

My extracurriculars by the end of my senior year are:

Creative Writing Club

YouTube Channel

Video Production (For school though)

Newspaper Club

Student Council Club (TBD)

I will be joining a few more ECs before I apply, but is this good for now? I really want to boost my college applications and would like some tips. Incidentally, I want to enter a journalism/communications field after high school and would like some tips regarding that as well :)

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a month ago

This is a pretty good list! It definitely shows a focus in media production, video and written, which conveys your interest in the subject very well. If you have leadership in some of your school clubs that could significantly strengthen your EC list, and so can your involvement in these clubs. If you are a passive member that is very different than if you are an active contributor that is leading initiatives and sharing ideas.

If you do want to add something, another independent activity outside of school such as volunteering or a job could help round out your list. I don't know anything about journalism/communications but finding an internship in this field may be beneficial to you, perhaps under a marketing director at a company. Good luck!!

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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