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Are Outside-of-School Extracurriculars Sufficient?
Preparing for College

How Many Extracurriculars Do Colleges Want To See?

CC Editors Note:

When it comes to reviewing the activities list portion of the application, admissions committees can seem a bit l…

Did the Order of My Activities List Cause My College Rejection?
Applying to College

Did the Order of My Activities List Cause My College Rejection?

I was just denied from my first choice and I'm trying to piece together what happened. One thing that sticks out to me is that I …

How to Find Your Best Fit Volunteer Opportunity During COVID
Applying to College

How to Find Your Best Fit Volunteer Opportunity During COVID

In the wake of the pandemic, many organizations have been required to suspend or limit the opportunities they would normally prov…

Activities Vs. Honors? Uploading a Resume? Check 3 Common App FAQs
Applying to College

Activities Vs. Honors? Uploading a Resume? Check 3 Common App FAQs

I just started filling out my Common App and I have a few questions. First, one of my schools gives an option in Common App of up…

Is the National Future Physicians Congress Worth Joining?
Applying to College

Is the National Future Physicians Congress Worth Joining?

Is the National Future Physicians Congress worth joining? I received an award in the mail claiming I was selected due to my high …

My Journey Through College Extracurriculars in the Pre-Health Track
Campus Life

My Journey Through College Extracurriculars in the Pre-Health Track

As a minority female and the child of first-generation American citizens, I know the value of true hard work and sacrifice to pur…

Former Georgetown AO Demystifies Elite Admissions in New Book
Applying to College

Former Georgetown AO Demystifies Elite Admissions in New Book

No matter how much research you've done, you've probably encountered unanswered questions about the elite college admissions proc…

Should Video Game Passion Be Shared on College Applications?
Applying to College

Should Video Game Passion Be Shared on College Applications?

My son is a strong student who got almost a perfect score on his PSAT but hasn't had a chance to take the SAT or ACT yet. His gra…

Help! I Have Very Few Extracurriculars and No Essay Ideas
Applying to College

Help! I Have Very Few Extracurriculars and No Essay Ideas

I'm a HS senior and I'm starting to think about filling out the Common App, so I have two questions. First, do I need to fill out…

Webinar Recap: COVID-19’s Impact on Admissions
Applying to College

Webinar Recap: COVID-19’s Impact on Admissions

As many colleges work to determine whether to open campuses this fall, high school students have a lot of decisions to make about…

Athletic Scholarship for Div. 3 Athlete?
Applying to College

Athletic Scholarship for Div. 3 Athlete?

Question: I'm about to start my senior year in high school, and my coach said that I am good enough to play Division 3 Softball i…

How Does a Student Do Standout Extracurriculars During a Pandemic?
Applying to College

How Does a Student Do Standout Extracurriculars During a Pandemic?

I am the mother of a high school junior. Many of her extracurriculars have been cut off, and I know everyone else is in the same …

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