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10/09/2015

How Extracurricular Activities Enhance Your College Applications

Extracurricular activities aren't only a fun way for your child to learn and grow outside of the classroom, they also look great on college applications. Universities like to see applicants that have participated in various activities outside of the classroom. The Tutoring Center in Tampa has some examples of extracurricular activities that can give you college application some personality.

Learn a Language

Learning a foreign language has many benefits and universities will take note of that. Including the languages you studying on you college application will let the university admissions know that you are dedicated to learning. It also shows that you are willing to use your spare time to continue expanding your knowledge and abilities. Being fluent in a foreign language is especially helpful if you're planning on studying something related to international affairs or tourism.

Join a Sports Team

Most people will belong to a sports team at some point in their life, but if you have been practicing a sport for a long time it'll be that much more impressive on your college applications. Being a part of something for long period of time shows commitment and dedication to continue improving. Forming part of a team proves you can work well with those around you. Admissions officers will also notice that you are reliable since you can be counted on to show up to practices and games.

Be a Volunteer

A fun and rewarding way to impress university admissions is by having volunteer experience. As you give back to your community you are also picking up useful lifelong skills. You will learn to communicate effectively and work with a team. Universities see this as an advantage because if you like to get involved in your community, you will likely also participate in the universities community.

Tutoring in Tampa

The Tutoring Center in Tampa Bay can help your child maintain a strong GPA while participating in extracurricular activities. Our one-to-one tutoring sessions allow our trained tutors to focus on the areas your child needs extra help with. Give us a call at (813) 991- 9888 for more information or to schedule your free consultation.

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