Extracurricular activities are essential to any compelling college application. In this episode, we talk about 3 different types of students: students who don’t have any extracurriculars, students who have too many extracurriculars, and students that got into college on the strengths of their extracurriculars. Then, we talk a little about how schools, administrators, and teachers can do a better job of counseling students.
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Gao Admissions – Test Prep Tutoring and College Counseling from Your Host Michael Gao
ECs are the best way to get involved in subjects that isn’t covered in school (such as political science) (7:30)
Do ECs but don’t let your grades suffer, find a good balance. Your ECs are a vehicle for college admissions (14:30)
Make sure your ECS relate to your overall “story” (22:00)
The best way to evaluate your ECs is to be in it for 2+ years with growth (member to president). it’s not quantity but dedication throughout your time (31:00)
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