Help … NO extracurriculars are had by me for My Common App
I will be completing my Common App and I also don’t have any extracurriculars, and I suggest none. I haven’t accompanied a club or worked job or anything arranged like this. I really do play tennis and disc tennis with friends all of the right time– can I add that? I have also babysat my cousin however for the money. Can that count? If I enjoy bake can that go on the website? May seem like a stretch but I must say i have actually nothing else to list.
Admission officials are always eager to learn just what students do outside of class time, and not simply through the same-old-same-old college groups and recreations groups that they see on applications about 717 times on any given wintertime week-end. So that your baking, babysitting, disc golf and tennis are quite application-worthy.
In the tiny amount of area provided on your own applications (and/or via a separate “annotated” resume where you add a sentence or two explaining your various undertakings), you will need to give a bit more information than just the title of each endeavor, incorporating a little humor occasionally if it comes down obviously for you. For instance, rather than saying, “Baking,” you may have room for, “Experimental pastry chef for household guinea pigs. (Who knew that chili sauce and chocolate frosting is so compatible?)”
Let me reveal a vintage but once extremely active College Confidential conversation thread on “concealed Extracurriculars” that may allow you to identify other pursuits that could be fodder for the “Activities” element of your applications.