Extracurricular Planning

Extracurricular Planning

Extracurricular Activities

From the moment you start working with me, I ensure that your extracurricular activities demonstrate both depth and breadth of involvement. My students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including Habitat for Humanity, DECA, debate, scientific research, A capella, theater arts, sports, and the list goes on.

Commonly asked questions I’ve received are:

  • How do I demonstrate that “hook” in my application to stand out among my peers?
  • Do I need to be focused or well-rounded?
  • How does my ethnicity and demographic play a role in the extracurriculars I pursue?
  • What, if any, leadership positions or organizations would increase my odds of success?
  • What are considered low impact activities and high impact activities?

College admissions isn’t a straightforward process, but these intangibles matter when it comes to the application, and ultimately, the final outcome in the acceptance rates. Through my time tested guidance and detailed process, I guide you through exactly what you need to achieve to take your extracurricular profile up a notch and how to present yourself in the application.

More importantly, I capture your involvement through the application itself in the common application entry form as well as additional supplemental material to showcase your talents. Remember that you are only as good as you are on paper, and how you capture your extracurricular experiences within the application, and perhaps the essays, is a crucial part of this process.

What they’re looking for

  • What clubs did you participate in at school?
  • What initiatives did you take on? What activities did you lead?
  • Did you hold any significant positions?
  • How did you serve or contribute to your community in a meaningful way?
  • What motivates or drives you?
  • How did you demonstrate leadership and passion in your involvement?