What counts as an extracurricular activity? Extracurricular activities can be anything that you participate in that isn’t a school requirement. These can be clubs and organizations, summer activities, volunteer projects, sports teams, and much more!
Why are they important? Extracurriculars show admissions committees your commitment and leadership abilities. They are also a window into your interests and passions. Check out our post How Much Do Extracurriculars Matter in College Admissions? to learn more.