ECA's....too stacked=bad?

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  1. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    Hello all,

    I have a question pertaining to my ECAs that could be of benefit to others.

    I completed the Candidate Activities portion of my application 8 JUN. I printed out a copy of it, and as I looked through it again today, I felt that I stacked a lot on my 10th and especially 11th grade years. Yes, I had the intent of building a background competitive for the academy, but I would like to know if this is seen as a negative. Because I am concerned that the admissions board might think I was trying to 'look too good'.

    Assuredly, Everything I put down on my application I had verified with proof or paperwork with my counselor, so I wasn't making anything up. But I was REALLY stacked with ECA's during the 10th and 11th grade.

    If you all want to know what they were then I will disclose.
     
  2. cracked123

    cracked123 Member

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    According to several regional directors I've spoken to as well as someone who serves on the admissions board, they don't look too highly on ECAs that you have not taken a leadership role in. Of course it's great to be in a bunch of clubs, but to them it doesn't mean much if you are just a member of them rather than an officer in that club.
     
  3. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    I actually am an officer for multiple clubs. President of one, Historian for two, and News Editor for another.

    Still, I have concerns of whether this will be looked at as an attempt by me to evoke some sort of facade.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As I've posted many times, it's not the # of ECAs in which you're involved or even the positions you hold -- it's what you do. A club President can do almost nothing while a basic member may take ownership of the club's most important activity of the year. While the distinction may not be apparent on a form, it will come out in recommendations, essays and the like.
     

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