Extra-Curricular Activities

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is “what are the best extra-curricular activities?” The truth is, there are no “right” or “wrong” extra-curricular activities.  It doesn’t matter if you’re involved in student government, band/music, a sport (in school or club level), community service, scientific research, or something completely unconnected with school.  It’s … Read more

Getting Into College

One of our clients’ parents recently forwarded an email from his alumni association – he attended an Ivy League university.  The message was sent to alumni who are involved in interviewing students for this particular university, and it noted that of the about 35,000 applications this university received last fall from the Class of 2018, … Read more

Why Do Colleges Care About Extra-Curricular Activities?

We run our kids to band practice, soccer practice, tennis lessons and dance class.  We spend our weekends pacing along the sidelines of a game, or a match, or watching a dress rehearsal.  Why do we do all this?  Why do colleges care so much about students’ extra-curricular activities? I went to a friend’s son’s … Read more

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