What is the best extracurricular activity for college admissions? This is another one of those questions that I constantly hear. The quick answer is that there is no one perfect extracurricular activity. But the full answer requires some more explanation.
It is true that colleges don’t care what extracurricular activities you are involved with in high school. What they are looking for is a commitment to a particular activity. This can be shown by years of involvement in the particular activity. Colleges need students involved with sports, drama, music and a myriad of other activities. Find what you like to do and start doing it.
Now it may be that the soccer goalie is about to graduate so the college needs a replacement. In this case, assuming you have the grades and test scores, you may be an attractive candidate if you are a soccer goalie. However, trying to plan your extracurricular activities years in advance to accommodate this type of situation is virtually impossible.
The best extracurricular activity for you is the one that you like to do.