Many students have asked me to rate their extracurricular activities and offer suggestions on how they can improve. I found myself giving them the same tips over and over again. So, I created a chart that let's you rate yourself to save me time and you money.
I mention this in the worksheet, but please do keep the following in mind:
When I was applying to college, I felt pressured to fill all 10 EC slots, so I did. I can’t tell you for sure if the number matters, but I can 100% tell you that the quality matters much more. It’ll be more advantageous for you to be specialized rather than a “jack-of-all-trades” (aka, master of none). An EC where you founded and are the president of a local performing arts society is much stronger and more impressive than an EC where you are just a member of the Honors Society. While numbers are a good way to evaluate EC’s, they don’t tell you everything. That’s probably why it’s so hard to rate EC’s. That being said, the numbers tell us a few things, which (1) I don’t think you should have to pay a college counselor to learn and (2) I have tried my best to lay out below. Still, please take the suggestions below with a grain of salt and always remember that... Quality > Quantity
I hope you find this chart helpful! Remember, there’s only so much feedback I can provide based on numbers alone. If you’d like me to take a closer look at your EC’s, send me a message. I’d be happy to help. You can schedule time with me here.