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Bad to start a bunch of ECs sophomore year?
I barely did anything freshman year because I was busy with an out of school sport that took up 16+ hours a week, but I didn't achieve very much due to injuries. I have decided to leave the sport, and I have found four ECs (mainly volunteer work) that I am very interested in joining. I heard colleges prefer a 4+ year commitment for ECs, and at this point I will only have one EC (HOSA) that I will be doing all four years. I am wondering if starting a majority of my ECs sophomore year and my lack of achievement freshman year could possibly harm my chances at top colleges.1 replies