Getting In: How Many Extracurriculars Should I Have?


Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Steve LeMenager answer listener questions. Steve is a former director of admission at Princeton and the president of the private college counseling firm Edvice.

We hear from a 10th-grader in Texas who wonders if it’s better to focus on a few activities or a lot of activities when it comes to building an extracurricular profile (starts at 1:26). And we answer an email from a parent wondering how to assess a financial aid package when her child applies early decision (starts at 7:37). We also check in with Getting In high school senior August Graves, and we meet a new addition to our group of senior students.

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