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09/18/2020 at 01:05AM
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Which activity should I choose for Common App?

Since the Common App only offers so many activity slots, I have ran out of space. I have room for one more activity and I need to decide between Beta Club and playing guitar as a hobby. I would choose Beta Club but I have other academic clubs like National Honors Society, which is just a more prestigious Beta Club from what I have researched. The question really lies at: Do colleges value interesting activities such as guitar(which I've never won or achieved any type of award with), or another academic club to add onto the ones I already have?

I don't know if it helps, but the college I'm mostly concerned about is University of Georgia.

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09/18/2020 at 01:43AM

Just my 2 cents, Guitar sounds more interesting than being a member of a club with 700,000 members.

And it makes you sound more multi-faceted than someone who has a lot of the usual ECs.

09/24/2020 at 05:34PM

I would put guitar as well. Since you already have prestigious clubs listed, I would go for something different. Playing guitar will make you stand out more than those who have listed the same clubs you mentioned. Also, colleges like consistency. If you've been playing guitar for a while, it shows a certain level of self motivation and proof that you can keep up an activity.


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