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PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE. (not a chance thread)

soccerstar18soccerstar18 - Posts: 372 Member
edited November 2007 in What Are My Chances?
Okay, so for the upcoming summer I have 2 choices.

1) Go to a college credit program (Harvard SSP)


2) Go with Musiker Teen Tours on a 25 day Community Service Teen Tour to South Africa. (only get recorded 80 service hours though)

Please tell me your opinion in which one I should do, and would look better for college.
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Replies to: PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE. (not a chance thread)

  • soccerstar18soccerstar18 - Posts: 372 Member
  • dontchadontcha Registered User Posts: 639 Member
    i don't know if anybody knows what the hell option two is about so its hard to say
  • ViviVivi Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    Which will you be happier doing? Are you passionate about community service? If you're going to be bored on the trip, forget it. It'll just be a resume padder. Also, consider price. SSP's can get expensive.
  • CastelCastel Registered User Posts: 1,767 Senior Member
    If price isn't a problem, choice 1.
    If you like traveling, choice 2.
    It's really up to you. If you want to fluff your application, I would choose choice 1, but then again, studying for SATs/ACTs is always better.
  • soccerstar18soccerstar18 - Posts: 372 Member
    Dontcha, option 2 is self explanatory. it's a community service teen tour to South Africa for 25 days. Help the people in poverty, and things like that. But a lot of the time will just be enjoying the places in South Africa, therefore I will only be getting 80 hours of community service. But I have enough service hours, thats not the problem.
  • soccerstar18soccerstar18 - Posts: 372 Member
    Castel, I'm quite confused. haha. Choice one, includes studying for SAT's/ACT's. I'm not sure what you're saying.
  • kindaslick89kindaslick89 Registered User Posts: 498 Member
    Do one do both or don't do any, who cares. They are not gonna make or break your admissions process anyway.
  • soccerstar18soccerstar18 - Posts: 372 Member
    I'm not in any way shape or form saying it's going to break my admission process. However, if a college had to choose between me and someone else with the same stats, it could make or break it.
  • kindaslick89kindaslick89 Registered User Posts: 498 Member
    You have to do stuff you believe in, don't pad your application with boat loads of ec's that show you don't have a passion for any particular one. There is a misconception that more is better. As for your two choices, choose the activity that you want to do, don't think about what you think an admissions officer would like to see, then you defeat the purpose of doing the activity.
  • soccerstar18soccerstar18 - Posts: 372 Member
    There isn't much stuff in my school that has to do with what I'm interested in. I'm interested in the business area (want to apply to Wharton eventually). So I can''t do anyting within the business area if my school doesn't offer it.
  • HSisOverratedHSisOverrated Registered User Posts: 392 Member
    Man I hate American college.
  • CastelCastel Registered User Posts: 1,767 Senior Member
    Sorry lemme clarify. I read choice one as a summer program at Harvard doing whatever, so you wouldn't have time to study SATs/ACTs. I read choice two as community service in South Africa.

    If it was up to ME, I would choose to study SATs/ACTs and if time allows, do the summer program at Harvard. I hope that helped somehow.
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