I’ve seen people talk about how universities view students as untrustworthy when it comes to the intentions behind our achievements.
(Just an example):
“I’m a senior, and I love drawing. I started several months ago, but I’m already good. I’m thinking of adding an art portfolio to my resume. Will colleges like this?”
“No.” “They’ll think you just did it for an EC.” “It will make your application look padded.”
I feel like this is just a meme, but just in case, does it have any merit?