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Extracurricular Activities

How to make your activities standout on college applications

April 30, 2021, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Cecilia

You are committed to being an active high school student. Now it’s time to tell your story. Whether you took part in a few activities or several, it’s likely each story is important to you. You’ve gone over all the details and revisited the milestones you reached. How could you possibly convey it all in … Continue reading How to make your activities standout on college applications

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With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

March 5, 2021, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
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 … Continue reading With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

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Summer program recommendations for 2021

January 7, 2021, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Amanda

The world has changed dramatically in the last year and many extracurricular activities and summer plans for high school students have been disrupted or cancelled. Given their importance in the college process, this has left students scrambling to find alternative options. Working with AcceptU’s former college admissions officers, we have developed a vetted list of … Continue reading Summer program recommendations for 2021

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Why colleges and universities want “active” students

November 19, 2020, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Sophie

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 … Continue reading Why colleges and universities want “active” students

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