I need help with my extracuricular activities!
Okay so highschool has started and I'm not apart of anything. I'm not in band, orchestra, sports team, theater or anything else. Club rush is coming up and I'm planning on joining a few clubs and being on the academic decathlon team. But, I feel like if I only join clubs in highschool the next four years then I'll suffer on my college applications. I don't enjoy sports at all and I don't play an instrument. I don't know what to do because I feel so lost and confused. Another concern that I have is that I feel like I'm behind compared to others. Like if I only join clubs and another person I'm competing against is on a sports team, in band, and apart clubs then they have a better chance in getting into a good school. #college #sports #school #college-admissions #extracurriculars #high-school-classes
Hi. First, college is four years away. Slow down and enjoy high school a year at a time. Many freshmen do not join anything the first year. You're learning the lay of the land, you're discovering what interests you. By next year you'll have a clearer idea if you want to join something. Or, maybe you will start a club of your own! As for college, many favtors are taken into account to decide who gets admitted. Even if you don't join a club, that won't keep uou out of college. But if you're still having trouble trying to figure out what to join, do this: volunteer somewhere. So many people and causes need volunteers. That IS definitely something colleges will take note of. Remember, sliw down and enjoy the present!!!
I agree with what Rachel said above - you're a long way away from college and there's no need to start panicking about what you need to do to get into college. Don't get yourself too overworked with extra curricular activities and lose focus of your academics - it won't matter if you're involved in 100 different things, if you don't have the grades to get in then nobody will accept you.
Do some work around the community, find a couple of things that interest you at school and pursue them (whether that be clubs or something else), and focus on your studies. If you do all 3 of those, then you'll have no trouble getting accepted into college.
I want to endorse the previous response. Extra-curricular involvement does not necessarily have to be only school-related activities. Look around your community. You might find something that can interest you. There are many interesting organizations out there that may match up to something you like or you can volunteer. You not only get to meet people but you do something helpful to the community.