Wanted: Passionate Involvement
Colleges want passionate involvement in activities that build leadership, contribute to personal achievement, and create depth, not breadth of experience.
In other words, one or two long-term ‘demanding’ activities are more important than multiple small activities that don’t demand as much from participants or don’t offer opportunities to demonstrate leadership and followship.
It turns out that colleges don’t believe that students who have many extra-curricular activities are necessarily ‘well rounded.’
Colleges want students who have an interest in, and substantially commit to, deeper involvement in fewer activities that matter and support their life goals. So choose carefully.