My experience with my two college age children is that schools are looking for what effort you have put in outside of regular course work. If you put in time studying for a math competition and competed in that competition, I believe all of that time should be counted. Think outside of your classes and schoolwork. Did you do anything that is a passion of yours? Have you ever volunteered at church or in the community? Have you ever helped someone younger than you or with a disability. The school wants to get a picture of you. What do like, what are your interests outside of school and to know how you might fit in on their campus.
John recommends the following next steps:
- Take an inventory of all the things you have been involved with outside of school and see how you can put those together to paint a picture for the school of what Hannah is like outside of school.