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7 months ago
Admissions Advice

Extracurriculars
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Good evening,

I have read some reddit threads between admissions officers where they talk about students who were rejected for having a resume that was "too good to be true". I am worried about this because the profiles they described were very close to mine. I am extremely active in sports, music, clubs, etc. and truly have a solid extracurricular profile (in my opinion). I am one of the rare teenagers with little to no social media activity (although if they googled my name they could easily find that I am a high caliber athlete) so I worry that schools will look at my profile and disbelieve everything like how these admissions officers have mentioned. Is there any advice anyone has on this matter? I realise that this is kind of a weird question sorry.

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7 months ago

Don't fret too much about this. The admissions officer will see that you have a solid EC profile.

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7 months ago

Great question! I’m sort of in the same boat. I would advise that you don’t stress about it, especially if you have the opportunity to elaborate upon your extracurricular experiences in essays or interviews.

Also, Reddit Threads are super scary and stress-mongering. I would steer clear from those unofficial forums just to minimize admissions anxiety, I promise it will help!

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