A common temptation and mistake made on many college applications is to list lots of extracurricular activities.
After all, there's a reason the Common App has 10 slots for plugging in extracurriculars, right? 🚫
When it comes to extracurriculars, admissions officers are looking for commitment not well-roundedness. They want to see a student that is devoted to a few outside activities for a prolonged period of time.
Long term involvement in a single activity affords leadership opportunities, communicates diligence, and shows ❤️ passion.
So while you may be tempted to list every club, hobby, and activity your student has been involved in...🚫 don't.
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