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Do clubs help your chances of getting into college?

Ok, so my parents wanted me to participate in a club, the World Politics Club. We only meet about once a month, but they said it looks good for college. So my question is, will participating in a club help my cause for getting into college? Will they actually care that I participated in a club, or will they just look over it? Thanks in advance!

Asked By: redsoxfan561 - 3/6/2008
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I talked to many college reps and they all seem to agree on how they look at applications... More
Answered By: Joseph M - 3/6/2008
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You need to be involved in some kind of extracurricular activites, which means anything outside of the classroom at school. That could be sports, student government, the arts, or various clubs. Generally, you want to show a long-term involvement in 3 or 4 of these things in order to get into a decent college. They... More
Answered By: neniaf - 3/6/2008
 
Well for sure it won't hurt it. But helping it depends on the college or university you wish to attend. Some university's simply rank you based on your GPA and sats (I have heard CSU's for example do this) Others place great emphasis on extra curriculars and less on academics. Still others like Harvard place great... More
Answered By: Bill - 3/6/2008
 
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