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Activity Involvement

With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

July 10, 2015, Posted In Activities List
Stephen

College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like […]

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How can my child decide on an academic interest?

March 20, 2015, Posted In Academics
Marc

If your child is like most, he or she may have several academic interests. How are students supposed to select a major and demonstrate interest when they’re curious about two or more subjects? Encourage your child to further explore his or her current academic interests and consider the opportunities for continued study through a college […]

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What should I know about extracurricular activities?

January 30, 2015, Posted In Activity Involvement
Marc

All parents and students know the importance of extracurricular activities in college admissions. However, with all the talk about extracurricular activities, it’s hard to determine what’s fact and what’s fiction. What are admissions officers really looking for in extracurricular activities? How can you guide your child to appropriately select the best types of activities? We’ve […]

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Why universities want “active” students

September 21, 2014, Posted In Activity Involvement
Stephen

College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership? Consider the following: Colleges are […]

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Four tips for approaching your college activities list

June 23, 2014, Posted In Activities List
Marc

College admissions is a holistic process – when evaluating your application, admissions officers consider many factors, such as GPA, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include? Maybe you’ve been involved in a variety of activities throughout your four years of high school. Whether you’ve been a JV […]

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