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Perfect Brown ECs

cubgirl97cubgirl97 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited October 2012 in Brown University
Rumor has it that Brown looks at ECs more than test scores. Of course scores play a major role in the admission process, but is it true that Brown does look at ECs more? I am currently a sophomore in a public high school, and my ECs are not at all stellar: Captan of the JV girls soccer team for 2 years, club soccer, joined the newspaper staff as a freshman (normally people are only allowed to join as a sophomore, but the advisor said that I had "talent"), opnions editor of the paper (one of the top in the nation), violin, Key Club, student council, and I only need 3 more points to be a Thespian. And advice to help beef up my ECs?
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Replies to: Perfect Brown ECs

  • frenchseniorfrenchsenior Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Maybe do something artsy? Drawing?
  • bruno14bruno14 Registered User Posts: 2,052 Senior Member
    I can promise you that if your test scores aren't up to snuff, then all the ECs in the world won't help you get into Brown (unless you're the world best at something, or something absurd like that). Honestly, what Brown wants to see in ECs is that you're dedicated and passionate about what you do, not that you've done everything under the sun. When I applied, I'd only been involved in a few things during high school, but I was very involved in the things that I did do - it helps if you have leadership positions or awards.
  • fireandrainfireandrain Registered User Posts: 4,738 Senior Member
    You're ECs are fine. The question is -- what have you done with your ECs? A laundry list of ECs doesn't get you into college. How your ECs made your community a better place is what you should be asking yourself. As an example: What articles did you write for the paper that improved your school? How did you as opinion editor make your paper better? Did you write an opinion that had an impact? What admission officers want to know is how you will contribute to their college campus and community.
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