Is a club an extracurricular activity?
The Common App says that extracurricular activities “include arts, athletics, clubs, employment, personal commitments, and other pursuits.” Almost anything that you are actively and productively involved in can be considered an extracurricular activity.
Do extracurriculars matter?
According to some college admissions experts, extracurriculars matter, but probably not as much as most students are made to think. In the eyes of most college admissions officers, students’ extracurricular activities are about as important as their letters of recommendation, based on the NACAC survey data.
Is senior year too late to start a club?
Whatever your motivation, even though colleges want to see dedication over time—meaning the earlier you get involved with extracurricular activities, the better—it is generally okay to join a club during your junior or senior year of high school.
Do UC’s look at extracurricular activities?
The UC do look at volunteer hours and extracurricular activities. It helps distinguish the applicant.
Do UC’s accept C’s?
Getting a C grade during your last winter or spring term Very often the UCs accept a C grade; in fact, I might say more often than not the odds are in your favor — but not always. And if they don’t accept the C, it usually revolves around one of the aforementioned items.
What is the easiest UC to get into?
Even if UCLA and Berkeley seem like reaches, you might still be able to attend a UC. The easiest UC schools to get into include UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, and UC Merced, all of which have acceptance rates over 50%.