What Every Selective School Wants to Find in Your Extracurricular Activities (Part 1). How to Best Present Your Extracurriculars in Your Application. What Cornell University Looks for in Candidates
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#091 – Today, we uncover the admission requirements for Cornell University, focusing deeply on the non-academic factors. For selective universities, high academic achievement is expected and cannot be counted on to differentiate you as a candidate. Rather, it is the non-academic factors of your application that will set you apart. Cornell University, a school with a 10% admission rate, looks for several factors in their applicants, including character, community involvement, and their reasons for choosing Cornell, in addition to intellectual potential. Jankel and I talk about the ways in which selective schools review an applicant’s extracurricular activities, and provide you with the reasons why they do it, namely, to gain a good idea of who you are as a person and what is truly important to you as an individual. We go over the importance of having alignment between your college essay, your extracurricular activities, and what you say are your passions. Additionally, we talk about the college interview, the step in the admission process in which questions will be asked about your extracurricular activities. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://collegemetropolis.com/91. Please help our efforts by giving us a 5-star rating and leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcasting platform. That would go a long way in helping us be found more easily by other high school students and parents who are also looking for college admission content. Thank you!