October 15, 2018
Dear Faith: Which
extra-curricular activities look good on college
College admissions officers don't necessarily look for
specific extracurricular activities on the college application, but
they do take note of any involvement with activities that relate to
what you hope to study, activities that show involvement with a
cause or the community, and activities that show your passion or
concern for something.
In addition to grades and test scores, colleges
look at other factors to learn about potential students. Your
extracurricular activities, along with your personal essay and
recommendation letters, tell the college admissions officer about
you, the person.
Extracurricular activities say a lot about what
you care about, and identify your interests, abilities, skills and
how you spend your time. The activities don't have to be attached
to your school, so consider things you do with your church or
within your community as worthwhile activities too.
Thanks for writing.