Going the Extra Mile: Extracurricular Activities and College Admissions Quiz

What are college admissions committees looking for when they read your teen's application and check out her extracurricular activities? Find out just how much those extras count.

Quiz

What are college admissions committees looking for when they read your teen's application and check out her extracurricular activities? Find out just how much those extras count.

1. I play sports, so it's okay if my GPA is a little weak.

  • True.
  • False.

2. It will look better on my application if I volunteer at a homeless shelter than if I am a member of the drama club.

  • False.
  • True.

3. When it comes to getting into college, the more clubs I join, sports I play, and volunteering I do, the better!

  • True.
  • False.

4. When I mention an activity on my application, it's important to give details.

  • True.
  • False.

5. Since I'm an athlete and I want to play in college, I'll need to go through a different admissions process.

  • True.
  • False.

Your Results:

1. I play sports, so it's okay if my GPA is a little weak.
False.

2. It will look better on my application if I volunteer at a homeless shelter than if I am a member of the drama club.
False.

3. When it comes to getting into college, the more clubs I join, sports I play, and volunteering I do, the better!
False.

4. When I mention an activity on my application, it's important to give details.
True.

5. Since I'm an athlete and I want to play in college, I'll need to go through a different admissions process.
True.

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