How Much Do Extracurriculars Matter In College Admissions?

By Michaela October 13, 2021 College Application Press Summer Plans

College acceptances are not just about the numbers anymore, with a solid GPA and SAT/ACT score as only half the battle. The secret to a successful applicant is in their resume. 

In fact, these days most applicants will have near-perfect grades, great scores on AP exams, and high SAT/ACT scores. So how do they stand out to admissions counselors? 

At Moon Prep, we recommend that students spend time on activities related to their future major or career path while also exploring their other passions, because colleges aren’t looking for one particular type of extracurricular activity. 

No matter what your future major is, there are creative ways to incorporate that theme into your activities. For a few ideas on how to do this perfectly, read our article on NoodlePros.