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Will joining lots of clubs help my college application?

I know its quality over quantity, but wouldn't BOTH quantity and quality be even better? Or would it not make a difference? I want to do as much as possible to maximize my chances of getting in a top college. My main extracurricular activity is the track team, but would it look better if I had that ...
13 Apr '16, 09:56 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Will coding an app help me in college admissions?

I am planning on coding an app no matter what, but I'm wondering if this will help in college admissions. I don't have any organized extracurriculars in programming, and since I'm indicating it as one of my interests on my app, I think I probably should. This project will take up a lot of my time (6...
28 Mar '16, 11:45 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How do colleges verify extracurriculars?

I know that most students list a lot of extracurriculars on their applications, which include location and school-specific things like club presidencies or community service participation. How can colleges verify that students aren't lying about these activities? Do they even look into it, or do the...
13 Feb '16, 15:45 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Do colleges consider extracurriculars in the admissions process?

Do extracurricular activities matter much for admissions? I'm not sure whether I should be worried about them or not. I thought that most colleges did take them into account, but I've heard some conflicting things.
27 Jan '16, 16:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I continue an EC I hate if I'm really good at it?

I've been on my school's debate team since freshman year (I'm a junior now), and I'm nationally ranked. However, I kind of got roped into debate without understanding some of the pettiness and lack of substance it involves. Instead of making a truly strong, valid argument, people just want to find a...
25 Jan '16, 12:33 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k

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