What EC tier would the Yale Splash Program be? Also, how can I use Poli-Sci to impact my community?Answered
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.
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!