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β€’ 12/01/2020 at 02:04PM[edited]

What EC tier would the Yale Splash Program be? Also, how can I use Poli-Sci to impact my community?
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hi! im a sophomore in highschool with absolutly ZERO extraciriculars.

i participated in a couple online yale splash classes that all relate to my intendend major. im also doing 5 more classes in december. each class is about an hour long.

does this count as an extracurricular? if so, what tier would it be? and how can i use the skills i learned to make an impact? most of the classes were on political science, soiciology, and running campaigns. as a 15 year old, im not sure what i can do to help my community further.

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β€’ 12/03/2020 at 06:03PM

Hi there! You still have some time to develop your ECs, so don't worry too much.

Since each class is only an hour long though, I don't think this would really count as an extracurricular. You could add them in the Additional Information section, or count them as a single extracurricular, but it wouldn't likely have a big impact on your application.

You can certainly take what you learned and turn it into an extracurricular though. You could help with the campaign of a local political candidate, start a club with a cause you care about, join Student Council or JSA, and many others. This article may help: https://blog.collegevine.com/extracurriculars-for-high-schoolers-interested-in-studying-political-science/

Best of luck!

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@ceciliaparreiras12/03/2020 at 07:22PM [edited]

thank you so much!! if I join JSA for example, what tier would that be?

@maplecreamcookies
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12/04/2020 at 01:22AM

No problem! It depends on your role. If you're just a member, it's Tier H. If you have an officer position (not president or VP), it's Tier F. And so on - the greater your role, the higher the tier.