Hi Lauren, thanks for submitting a question! Even though you're a junior, it's never to late to get involved. Even spending a few hours volunteering at a local soup kitchen, a Habit for Humanity, or a food bank will look great on your college application. Are you involved in any sports, do you have a job, or do you help your parents take care of little siblings? Schools will understand that you're not involved in many activities if you're filling your time with other things. Here's an article that I found that I think will help you figure out if you actually have no extracurricular activities: https://blog.prepscholar.com/no-extracurricular-activities-what-you-should-do
If you read that article and you still don't have any extracurricular activities, do not fear! Again, it's not too late to get involved in your community. If you're worried about time and you're not sure if you have enough to spend a Saturday volunteering, try to develop your time management skills. Do you have a planner? Try writing down everything you need to do for that week and planning what day to do each task so that you can have a free day. Here's another article that can help you learn to manage your time better:
I hope this helps! Best of luck to you!
Taylor recommends the following next steps:
- Figure out if you actually have no extracurricular activities
- Manage your time to make space for extracurricular activities