Some schools require it. And because of this many students pile on the extra-curriculars, attending only to have the activity listed on their report card, 'for colleges' – and thus utterly wasting their time. Frantic parents ask WHICH extra curricular do colleges like most ... is it sports or community service?
Oh .. and the myth of the WELL-ROUNDED student abounds.
Meanwhile increasingly frazzled students juggle extra classes with service, sports, debate, music, dance – sometimes presenting SO much (t00 much) that it's hard to get a college to see the focal point (because there is none...).
But what if we told you that more isn't better and the colleges prefer a POINTY student versus a rounded one?
Extracurricular involvement represents a crucial portion of the college admissions process and so selecting activities that makes a student stand out will be a tremendous help in your student's college admission success.
When assessing extracurricular activities and the impact they will have on the college admissions process, we recommend asking yourself the following questions: