Students often wonder if their involvements outside of the classroom are impressive enough to help them get into a highly selective college. Is the boy who spends his weekends at yo-yo competitions more striking to the admissions committee than the girl who sits by a tree and writes poetry on Sunday afternoons? It’s all about the ways in which these students choose to present themselves. So, let’s think about the question this way: What do the Ivies and other highly selective colleges want to learn from a student’s extracurricular activities? What kind of people do these colleges seek? Head over to the College Coach Insider blog to hear from a former Ivy League Admissions officer what Ivy League and similarly selective colleges hope to unearth when reviewing their applicants’ extracurricular activities.
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