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

How Many Extracurriculars Do Colleges Want To See?

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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…

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…

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…

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 …

5 Skills You Can Gain through Volunteering
Majors & Careers

5 Skills You Can Gain through Volunteering

A big concern for many students is how to show employers they have what it takes to persevere, succeed and deliver value when eve…

Webinar Recap: How COVID-19 is Impacting Admissions
Applying to College

Webinar Recap: How COVID-19 is Impacting Admissions

The college admissions landscape is continuing to change due to the impact of coronavirus, prompting dozens of questions from mem…

3 Extracurriculars To Help You Stand Out
Applying to College

3 Extracurriculars To Help You Stand Out

To stand out among the candidates applying to your target school, it's important that you have a good story to tell. Your GPA, re…

3 Tips for Choosing Extracurriculars in High School
Applying to College

3 Tips for Choosing Extracurriculars in High School

When applying to college, your high school grades and the rigor of your course load are essential. And if you want to stand out f…

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