How important are sports on your college applications?
Besides a fun and exciting way to get involved in competitive physical activities, playing sports at CVSR can also help with college admissions.
Sports provide for a well-rounded character: they help develop skills based on teamwork and camaraderie, as well as teach young people how to set goals and persevere through hardships to achieve those goals.
If you plan on getting a college athletic scholarship, then of course, sports help. But according to the NCAA, less than five percent of high school athletes go on to compete in college; which leaves 95% wondering if their athletic resume will make them look more attractive to prospective colleges.
If you’re involved in music or drama at your middle and high school, learn how you can boost the impact of your participation on your college applications.
You’ve probably heard it a hundred times: admissions officers are looking for well-rounded applicants with plenty of extracurricular activities.
So, what does it mean if your interests lie in the arts?
Misinformed people will tell you that the arts aren’t important in college preparation, but that’s not true. While all extracurricular activities look great on college applications, high school arts and music are just as important as math and science to admissions boards.
There’s more to school than just studying and getting good grades. While rigorous academic coursework is fundamental, it’s not the only component of a successful college application.
Admissions officers sort through mountains of applications to find the standouts, and good grades are often not enough to separate yourself from the crowd. Your hobbies and clubs in high school are essential in establishing yourself as a unique, passionate and committed individual. Here are some ways to strengthen your college application with a little extracurricular involvement.
Getting involved with your school’s newspaper or other media activities is one of the best ways to improve your college resume.
High School Media Formats
CVSR provides news and entertainment through a number of different media forms. Some of these may include:
- Newspaper: A newspaper can run anywhere from once a week to once every few months.
- Website: Our school’s newspaper may be published online, or may have a blog or student website.
- Yearbook: As a member of your school’s yearbook committee, you will probably be asked to cover a specific sports team or club throughout the year, conduct interviews, and write a synopsis for the yearbook.