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A high school freshman, already worried about college admissions, offers her opinion about the perceived need for extracurricular activities.

Hey colleges: Don’t worry about what we do after school. Look at our grades.

When it comes time to fill out your college applications, be proud of who you are and all that you have achieved. It is up to you to accurately express your involvement and impact to an admissions committee....

The Truth About Extracurricular Activities: Going the Extra Mile

WHAT'S IT WORTH: There's no question that the big test scores play a part in the college admissions process -- but to what degree exactly?

Some of the best friends I’ve made in college were from organizations I never thought I’d be involved in — my sorority, for example. It’s fun to get really into one particular extracurricular — for me it was my school newspaper — but you can learn a lot from trying new things. I’ll always regret never trying out taekwondo.

Living & Learning: Beating the freshman blues

Some of the best friends I’ve made in college were from organizations I never thought I’d be involved in — my sorority, for example. It’s fun to get really into one particular extracurricular — for me it was my school newspaper — but you can learn a lot from trying new things. I’ll always regret never trying out taekwondo.

Admissions officers tell their own children that high school is far more than just a pathway to college -- it’s a time for maturation, self-discovery, learning and fun.

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

Getting into a top college drives some students to bury their head in books and others to sacrifice most of their free time for extracurricular activities to separate themselves from the pack.    But Bernie Zak believes that Twitter may have put him over the top.

Brookline student says Twitter campaign helped him get into UCLA - The Boston Globe

Getting into a top college drives some students to bury their head in books and others to sacrifice most of their free time for extracurricular activities to separate themselves from the pack. But Bernie Zak believes that Twitter may have put him over the top.

Remember, admissions are based on grades that reflect the strength of your course load, standardized test scores, and extracurricular and pe...

Remember, admissions are based on grades that reflect the strength of your course load, standardized test scores, and extracurricular and pe.

...rigor is one of the most important aspects of a college student’s application. But how exactly does a student present an awe-inspiring college application — one replete with challenging classes and impressive activities — without compromising his or her performance in those areas? As high school students select their classes for next year, should they consider taking less advanced courses, in an effort to earn high grades?

Advice From a Dean of Admissions on Selecting High School Courses

Advice From a Dean of Admissions on Selecting High School Courses - The New York Times

http://www.meganmedicalpt.com/index.html Our college admissions mania has turned empathy into an extracurricular…

To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti?

Our college admissions mania has turned empathy into an extracurricular activity.

About 85 percent of an estimated three million high school seniors this year are expected to head to college. Most students have until May 1 to commit to a school. Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford University dean who hosts the Slate college admissions podcast, "Getting In," joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how to find the college best suited to the student and how parents can best support their children in the admissions process.

About 85 percent of an estimated three million high school seniors this year are expected to head to college. Most students have until May 1 to commit to a s.

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