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Extracurricular participation

ciiaobellaciiaobella Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
edited February 2008 in College Admissions
It's well known that colleges care more about how dedicated you've been to an extracurricular than how many you're involved in, so I'm more than a little worried. For the first two years of highschool I was involved in volleyball, which prevented me from participating in any clubs because by the time the sport's season was over, clubs were no longer accepting new members. Tearing the ligament in my left wrist (I'm left handed) is preventing me playing volleyball for the last two years of high school, which means now I have the ability to join the clubs. I think on the common app, it only has 4 slots to put your extracurriculars-so is it going to look bad to colleges that 3/4 of the activities are going to only show a 2 year participation? If so, then is there any way that it's possible to submit a reason as to why this is so?
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Replies to: Extracurricular participation

  • tenisghstenisghs Registered User Posts: 3,955 Senior Member
    @ ciiaobella

    Include on your application your activities (volleyball, clubs). You can add that you had some extenuating circumstances (injury) that prevented you to continue in volleyball and demonstrate how you adapted in other areas in a more positive and meaningful way. That is what I would do.
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