Develop as a Leader for the College Applications and Long-Term Success

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April 28, 2018


Greg Kaplan

Extracurricular Actvities

High school is incredibly busy with classes, sports, community service, and clubs.  Take a moment, and ask if you are developing as a leader.  Leadership experience will not only give you the confidence to thrive in college and beyond, but is highly regarded by college admissions officers.     

College admissions officers reward leaders, not followers.  Admissions officers look for the next generation of student leaders to propel their college forward.  Make sure you are demonstrating that you are a strong leader throughout high school.  If involved in any service organizations or clubs through high school, try to hold a leadership position.  You will be better off starting an organization than joining one as a member.      

Make sure you keep track of your accomplishments as a student leader in a notebook.  College applications will ask you To list the amount of time spent in each activity.  You will also have the opportunity to share any notable accomplishments leading an activity in the applications as well.   

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