Is there too much emphasis on extra-curricular activities in college applications?
I dsiagree with plainwhitets extra-curriculars have tons to do with post secondary. It shows if you play a active role in your community and it narrows down and shows a better picture of the person applying. It's also good for students with average grades to get notices and not just the really smart people. But of course they also look at smart people to and they take everything into consideration when you apply so it's not really that biased
Not just in college but I experienced it in the high schools as well. My son is tall and a good volleyball player. They lied to me saying he was doing great in his studies so I would keep him on the team. I later found out he wasn't doing all that good...passing but not that great. Needless to say they had a talking to.
I think that with the thousands who apply, it is a way of helping to make picks. It also shows a fuller picture of the person. What else can she / he do besides study?
yes they are important then you do nothing but sit... you have to have other things to do to stimulate your brain
I think so! If you are a genuis but don't do anything but school, they don't care. It's totally unfair!!!