Rhode Island Monthly Higher Learning 2015 : Page 11

C OLLEGE A DMISSION A DVISORS many students have to sacrifice other school clubs in order to play sports. Many students who run track and play hockey don’t have time to be on the debate team or in the school play. Balance is the key. Students should ideally have between four and six activities that they are consistently involved with throughout high school. Some can be off-campus (like volunteering at a church or synagogue, figure skating or helping with town beach clean-ups), but others should be at your high school. Colleges like to see students engaged on campus outside of the classroom. In addition to helping with college admission, extra-curriculars also guide students to find their passions, explore potential careers and develop a sense of giving back to their community. Finally, families will discover that college-based merit aid and private scholarships often use participation in activities as a criteria in evaluating candidates. So, get involved starting in ninth grade, determine what you enjoy and pursue it actively. Strategic individual counseling for college-bound students College Admission Advisors’ knowledgeable consultants help students fi nd colleges that are the best fi t, and then maximize their potential for acceptance. Our services include: College List Creation Sports Recruiting SAT, ACT and AP Tutoring Essay and Application Review Interview Preparation Portfolio/Audition Guidance for Art, Music and Theatre Applicants Located on the East Side of Providence C OLLEGE A DMISSION A DVISORS, LLC 401-524-0660 www.collegeadvisorsonline.com Member, NACAC and NEACAC RHODE ISL AND MONTHLY I HIGHER LE ARNING I 2015 Cristiana Quinn, M.Ed., is the founder of College Admission Advisors, LLC, a Providence-based educational consulting firm which provides strategic, individual counseling for college-bound students. HL 11

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