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Is this a good list of activities for my app?

paperbackheadpaperbackhead 186 replies32 threads Junior Member
edited October 2010 in College Admissions
ECs on my app:

- my school's chapter of a national nonprofit volunteer organization [member 10th-12th; President (12) community service officer (11)]
- NHS (treasurer)
- Gay/Straight Alliance (Founder/President)
- RYLA participant
- "New Generations" conference [participant (11) facilitator (12)] - this is basically a teen conference on issues like drug abuse, stereotypes, sexuality, etc
- Private tutor for a struggling student
- French Club [member (9th -12th) Secretary (12th)]
- Link Crew [Link Leader (11th)]

Stuff I'm leaving off:
- weekly volunteering at the local library (it was only like an hour a week)
- monthly Creative Writing Workshop participant
- published in school magazines/Teen Ink/Library teen publications (should I include this?)
- delegate for the upcoming Model UN (it hasn't happened yet; can I still mention it?)

I talk minimally about the tons of volunteering I did with the nonprofit in the part of the application where you're asked to describe an EC in more detail. My additional info section is pretty much dedicated to talking about the college classes/summer programs I've been involved in.

is my list good? Should I add/remove any of my activities?
edited October 2010
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  • rva2012rva2012 23 replies1 threads New Member
    It depends on where you're applying; could you clarify that for us?
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  • paperbackheadpaperbackhead 186 replies32 threads Junior Member
    I'm applying to NYU, Bates, Macalester, and Bard, with UChicago as my reach.
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  • rva2012rva2012 23 replies1 threads New Member
    I think your EC's look good for these colleges, as in they won't be an impediment to your admissions. The rest just depends on your test scores/SAT scores. As for the stuff you're leaving off, if they meant something to you, I'd include it anyways (after all, could it really hurt?). And I don't think you can put the Model UN delegate part in unless you've actually already participated in a conference.
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