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How do I make sure that my academic and extracurricular life are well-balanced?

Asked Indianapolis, Indiana

I am in my first year of college and trying to figure out the right balance for my involvement with clubs and academics. What is a good level of involvement that I should try to achieve? #extracurriculars

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Alexis K.’s Answer

Updated Lexington, Mississippi
Hi, Hannah. The best way I would balance clubs and academics, is first narrow the hours or credits you plan to take to a minimum of 12 or 15 depending on your University policies for on campus students, then I would narrow down the clubs on campus to the ones that fit into my major and favorite interests, I would maybe join 2 clubs starting out, and see how I manage those clubs then expand, as I get used to being in college and doing classwork at the same time. If you are an athlete, I would just pick 1, my favorite sport because you have to allow for when you are playing games away from home, and making up tests and assignments that sort of thing. You also have to think about this when you are in clubs. God Bless and I hope this helps you.

Jennifer’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

Hi, Hannah!


If neither your academics or your extracurriculars are taking over each other or your life, you've probably found a good balance. I'd encourage you to utilize your time working toward your potential in both areas while still maintaining a healthy social life and allowing yourself to have some fun in the process!


When you know longer know what you're doing or why you're doing it, then don't be afraid to let it go and pick up something else. When you're spending your time being miserable and late to activities, step back and consider giving it up.


For now, however, enjoy your time! All the best to you and your future endeavors --



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