Posts Tagged 'extracurricular'

Choosing Extracurricular Activities for the School Year

The alarming trend of dwindling college acceptance rates creates pressure in every aspect of students’ lives. Because college admissions has become so competitive, students are led to believe that even something as simple as choosing which extracurricular activities to participate in may wind up being the difference between acceptance and rejection senior year. They stress about which extracurriculars will differentiate them as applicants and often wind up enrolling in too many. Do not panic! Picking activities does not have to be a burden. Continue reading ‘Choosing Extracurricular Activities for the School Year’

Planning Summer Break: Activities that Look Best on College Applications

It’s February, and school work, clubs, and winter sports probably dominate your freshman, sophomore, or junior’s daily thoughts and routine.  Consequently, summer break may seem like a long way off.  The fact is, however, summer activity opportunities are currently becoming available, and the rosters for these activities are already filling up.  In other words, now is the time to plan ahead while summer prospects that expand your student’s passions and look great on college applications are still available.  What activities do both?  Read on for specific advice about the best summer activities for your high school student from a college admissions perspective. Continue reading ‘Planning Summer Break: Activities that Look Best on College Applications’