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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by aspenwalker02, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. aspenwalker02

    aspenwalker02 New Member

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    Does the admissions board prefer someone that has participated in a bunch of different extra curriculars or does it look better if you've done 1 or 2 things all four years of high school? for example, would it be better to be on the schools swim team, water polo team orchestra for 2 years, play piano, be in a school play and do well, or better to only do swim and water polo and letter in both and be team captains?
     
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    It's impossible to speak to how the board will view it, but someone in high school once told me to cast my net deeper and not wider, meaning get highly involved in fewer things as opposed to getting involved on the surface in many. I will say that having some extracurriculars outside of athletics is probably good though.
     
  3. Austrasian

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    From my interaction with the admissions people at the service academies, they typically lean to favor candidates that meaningfully focus on a couple of things rather than spread themselves thin. As far as your example goes, it's probably better to be focused on the athletics and have a leadership position on said teams. But, not all situations are the same, so it will always vary.