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12 hours ago
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What are some highly weighted extracurricular for upcoming computer science major?

Multiple tier 1 extracurriculars.

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5 days ago
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No Extracurriculars Freshman Year

I’m currently halfway through my freshman year in high school. I’ve been thinking about wanting to aim for an Ivy League, with plans set for my stats, however I’m mainly worried about my extracurricul …

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8 days ago
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What counts as an extracurricular activity?

I’ve always been a monolingual English speaker but am intensely learning Spanish as a hobby outside of school. I plan on being fluent by the time I graduate.

Does this count as an extracurricular?

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10 days ago
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Work Experience

I worked a job for 5 months during my junior year, but I no longer work there. Should I still put it on my list of extracurriculars?

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14 days ago
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Should I join speech and debate?

Hello, I am currently a sophomore in high school. My freshman year I was vice captain of the soccer team, I was in chess and softball. This year I'm still vice captain for the soccer team and I plan o …

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15 days ago
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How to start a finance blog?

Hi everyone,

I’m currently in high school and I’m trying to start a blog about business/personal finance. I’m really passionate about it and could talk about it for hours. My question is how do I star …

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15 days ago
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Advice On Extracurriculars

I am a high school sophmore. I haven't been apart of any clubs or anything but I do play football and run track. I have a 3.96 and have been wondering about getting into some good colleges. I feel lik …

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15 days ago
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Extracurriculars for an aspiring Film major?

I'm a sophomore right now and I really want to go to a highly ranked college to study film/eventually join the industry as a screenwriter. The issue is, I'm not sure what extracurriculars to do if I w …

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16 days ago
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Extracurricular ideas

I currently have absolutely no extracurriculars as a junior, which I know is awful. Do yall have any good ideas for some extracurriculars? If I keep volunteering enough I could get into NHS which is p …

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17 days ago
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How to make connections if you have social anxiety?

I'm probably doing a summer program at one of my dream colleges this year, and I read that it's a good time to try and make connections with people there. The issue is that I have a (professionally di …

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18 days ago
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Is it okay to list an EC where you were in the alternate team?

I'm in Science Olympiad and there's thirty students, and there can only be one team of 15 students that competes. I'm new to Science Olympiad since I transferred into the school this school year. I'm …

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22 days ago
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How selective is the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth program?

I am a high school sophomore applying to the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth program this summer. I know that it is a pretty pricey program ($6000), but it is at a great UC school and offers great …

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26 days ago
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Recommendations of organizations that provide internships for high schoolers in scientific writing

I'm still a sophomore in high school, so I don't have enough experience or achievements to apply for prestigious research programs (I would like to try in junior year), so currently I want to build ex …

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29 days ago
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Does this count as an extracurricular?

Hello! I am currently in a class at my school that allows me to go off campus and work at a pharmacy as a pharmacy technician. Since this is technically a class, I am unsure of whether to include it a …

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a month ago
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Extracurriculars and stats for t30 or t40 universities

How many tier 2 or tier 3 extracurriculars out of 10 activities are recommended to get into t40 universities?

Is it ok to have an SAT score is on the 50th percentile for the university?

What has more we …

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a month ago
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Spikes?

Hi everyone,

There is a lot of information out there, about having an EC spike or being well rounded, but the consensus seems to be that having a spike is the way to go. But personally I’m interested …

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a month ago
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How to take debate club to the next level?

Hi everyone,

I’m a freshman and at school I am a part of our school’s debate club. The club is really small, not many people show up consistently, and we don't debate consistently either. Many of the m …

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2 months ago
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Can this extracurricular be considered 3?

Hello! Ok so basically i have this internship which would be one of my extracurriculars right, but this job has a few different tasks that might be smarter to divide them into 3 since they are all pre …

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2 months ago
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finding a spike

hi, i'm a current junior in HS and am wondering how i can determine my "spike" for college admissions. i'd like to major in linguistics, poli sci, or maybe both! tagged below are some of the schools i …

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2 months ago
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What is some things you can do other then the "normal" things that can really boost your application?

Most highschoolers know they have to get good grades to get into college. However your college application requires more then that, and I would like to have ideas in what to do that isn't "publish a b …

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