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a month ago
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Using art as a "spike?"

I'll be applying to mostly regular schools and several Ivies/prestigious universities, and I was wondering if my passion for art could be used as a focal point of my application? I'd say that I definitely meet and exceed the standard for GPA, coursework, leadership, etc. but most of my other activities---like my art nonprofit business, dance awards, art awards, and writing awards---are definitely centered around the arts. I'm also working on an art supplement to submit to colleges. I know that many students use their passion for STEM or business to really bolster their application, but I'm not sure if I can effectively do the same with something not major-related?

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a month ago

Yes, for sure! It's always great to highlight any long-lasting passions you have to show commitment and skill on your application. I would say to go for it!!! :)

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8 days ago

Of course! Using anything to show that you are committed and capable of achievement are the things that college admissions usually want to see. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using things that might not be directly connected to your major. Colleges just want to see you as a person and why you might be a good student for their campus, both academically and personally! Good luck!

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