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Why Extracurricular Activities Matter in College Admissions

From an admissions perspective, a strong academic profile alone is not enough to gain admission into highly selective colleges and universities. Applicants must convey to admissions committees a purposeful commitment to involvement and leadership outside the classroom. In this webinar presented by NSHSS partner AcceptU, you will learn: 

  • Why extracurricular and summer activities matter to admissions officers
  • How leadership is judged
  • Common misconceptions when it comes to involvement outside the classroom
  • Why admissions committees have re-evaluated the term “well-rounded"


Why Extracurricular Activities Matter in College Admissions

Tuesday, February 9
8:00 PM ET



Presenter - Stephen Friedfeld
Co-founder and COO, AcceptU

Stephen received a BA from Cornell University, an MA from Columbia University Teachers College, and a PhD from Rice University. Prior to founding AcceptU, Stephen was an Assistant Dean of admissions at Cornell for four years and an Associate Dean of graduate admissions at Princeton University for six years. He also worked as an independent admissions consultant for four years. Stephen is an IECA Associate Member.