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03/23/2020 at 11:18PM
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Is having extracurriculars activities required during freshman year and is leadership a necessity in extracurriculars?

I am in a private school and I have a 4.0 GPA


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03/24/2020 at 03:12AM

Extracurricular activities demonstrate that you have interests outside of academics, which can set you apart from applicants with a similar academic profile. So the earlier you find your interests, the better.

Leadership isn't a necessity, but it can help your college application. Do what you enjoy doing; extracurricular activities are meant as an outlet for your passions.

Here's a good post about extracurricular activities.

I hope this helped!

03/25/2020 at 01:45AM


You should definitely get involved in extracurriculars freshman year, not only for college, but also because they are things that you (hopefully) enjoy. At some point getting involved in a leadership capacity is great, but honestly I don't think it's something you need to worry about freshman year. At this point just pick up things that you are interested in, and then go from there.


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