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Sports as EC's

A photo of AlexC2010 AlexC2010
Hey everyone,

Just a little concerned about something to do with university admissions. I know admissions are long over, but I am thinking ahead to next year when I will be in my last year of high school. Some universities that ask you to submit supplementary applications ask for "Sports" as one of the major sections (along with things like "Volunteer," "Extracurriculars," etc.). Don't get me wrong, I have pretty decent EC's but I am a bit concerned as I have no sports (I'm not the athletic type, and with my work schedule, sports are hard for me to commit to). I am wondering if universities will look poorly on this. Thanks.
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A photo of g93 g93
They are looking for well-rounded people, not just people that are good academically.

They include sports because it shows that someone is well-rounded. The person may not have as many ECs or volunteer work, and maybe their marks are even a bit lower, but they might play AAA hockey and be a nationally-ranked badminton player (can you?) and this fills up a lot of their time. The universities will see this and like this.

But if you have zero sports, as long as you have strengths in other areas that is good. The ideal candidate will have a 100 average, tons of executive-position ECs, help the homeless among other volunteering commitments, and be heavily-involved (and good) in sports, but how many are going to be like that?

So to answer your question in one sentence: no, they will not look poorly, you will just have to show them strengths in other areas (for you work experience, etc.)
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A photo of SUMmer123456 SUMmer123456
If you have a lot of other ecs, then I think you should be ok. Good luck for next year!
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A photo of heesoup heesoup
Sports are great, but not necessary if you have other ECs to back it up
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