How important are High School clubs in the College Admission process?
Answer: High School clubs are as important as you make them. How you spend your time outside of the classroom does matter as it tells the Admission Counselors a lot about who you are beyond your grades.
According to the Princeton Review, here are 11 tips regarding High School Clubs:
Tip #1: Know your options
Tip #2: Choose quality over quantity
Tip #3: Understand that colleges know you can’t be everywhere all the time
Tip #4: Deepen your engagement over time
Tip #5: Try to gain professional experience
Tip #6: Don’t try to game the college admissions process
Tip #7: Consider giving back to your community
Tip #8: Strengthen your time-management skills
Tip #9: If you can’t find clubs you want to join, start your own
Tip #10: Build relationships with teachers and advisors
Tip #11: As with most things, you get out what you put in