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Good Extracurriculars during International Vacation (TL;DR: read the first 3 sentences)

I am traveling to China during my entire summer break to be with my family. Many of my teachers and friends have advised me to do something special while overseas to stand out in the college admission …

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6 days ago
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Early Graduation Needing better ec's

I am going to be graduating a year early (Class of 2025 instead of 2026). I would say my stats are pretty good right now except my extra curriculars (3.9 GPA, 1480 SAT, 33 ACT will be taking the tests …

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14 days ago
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EC red flag?

Hey all.

I just had a bit of a concern with my college app.

A few months ago I was invited by a group of my friends to make a non profit organization. Since then we have made significant progress includ …

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14 days ago
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Help With Boosting Stats

Hi, I am currently a sophomore in high school. I'm really interested in becoming a neurosurgeon, and have been contemplating whether I should get my undergraduate in neurology or biochemistry, then ap …

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18 days ago
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Do I have to have extracurrciculars?

Hey, I have absolutely no extracurriculars. Is there anyone who has gotten into schools without them. I want to be an engineering major (currently unclassified). I know the general rule of thumb is to …

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a month ago
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DECA/FBLA/JA eca alternatives in India? [for business!]

Hey!! DECA, FBLA and JA are all unavailable in India. I have been trying to get my own started but I'd also love to be able to join something that already exists! Is there any sort of club/competition …

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2 months ago
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Extracurricular Review

Hi! I'm looking for someone to review my extracurriculars or projected ECs), because I am a sophomore. I know they don't reflect my intended major well, however, my school does not have a law club, mo …

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2 months ago
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extracurriculars for film

Hi, I want to attend a good school to study film, but I'm unsure of what extracurriculars are good to be involved in. I know there's making films, and film clubs, but is there anything specifically th …

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2 months ago
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Does donating your old books to orphanages and count as community service?

hii! So I'm a sophomore who really wants to attend a good college. My grades are not really a problem but the thing is that the school I'm in barely gives us any extracurriculars so i have to this par …

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2 months ago
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What do I do about extracirculars?

My parents absolutely refuse to let me do anything outside of school. This includes not only clubs but also church and volunteer work. I have 1 extracurricular that I can go to only because it is in t …

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2 months ago
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Are my extracurriculars good enough for a decent college?

I have been very anxious about whether my extracurriculars are enough.

I am an American Citizen who has only done high school in India, the rest of my schooling was in America. These are my ECs.

1.Learn …

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2 months ago
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Competitions vs initiatives

I'm interested in writing and I think it will be one of my main extracurriculars in high school. I was having trouble choosing between entering writing competitions or starting my own blog as a writin …

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2 months ago
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can i make up for not having extracurricular?

Gpa= 4.43

SAT= 1600

community service hours= 200

My school did not have anything I was super interested in. I wanted to know if these things can make up for it.

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2 months ago
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Would Co Founding a Large Scale Roblox Group count as a EC?

Hello, I’m a 9th grader and was wondering if I could put this on college application in the future. For reference, the group had around 400-500k members in its prime making around 50 mil robux(which I …

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2 months ago
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How will qualifying for ISEF Science fair affect my chances?

I recently qualified for ISEF but I'm almost certain that my project won't get any awards. Is the achievement of qualifying for ISEF enough to boost my chances of admission, or will it not have much e …

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2 months ago
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Do I try for more extra-curriculars?

I'm currently a sophomore without any APs or college courses. In my junior year, I'm planning to take AP Biology and AP Language and Composition. (I'm not taking more APs because of the small amount o …

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2 months ago
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EC help? Which ones should get the ax?

Hey all! I need some help with formulating my ECs. I know that people stress quality over quantity so I want to cut down on some of my current ECs. I plan on applying to T20s for med or business. Let …

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3 months ago
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Thoughts and Reccomendations on my extracurricular plan

Hi there! I'm currently a high school freshman, and I've been making a list of extracurriculars I plan to do next year and in the future. My dream job is to be a costume designer/fashion or art histor …

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3 months ago
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How do low transfer grades affect your application

I am currently in Junior year of highschool and have a semester left. I am trying to get into top CS schools, but I am not sure how I will fair considering the steep competition.

I transferred from my …

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3 months ago
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Am I doomed (extracurricular-wise)?

Hi all! I'm looking for advice as to whether or not my extracurriculars are kind of bland, since that's what I've been starting to fear. Also, how should I phrase my activities in my college applicati …

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