Activities, Involvement, and Leadership
The application review process at Providence College is holistic, and one of the important factors our admission staff will consider is your resume of co-curricular activities. We are proud of PC’s active and vibrant campus community, and seek to invite new students who have demonstrated strong involvement beyond the classroom.
When the admission committee reviews your co-curricular activities, it is important to remember that we are much more interested in the quality of your involvement rather than the quantity. Instead of looking for the student with the longest list of activities during high school, we are more interested in commitment and dedication to activities, and leadership roles that a student has held. Two or three activities that a student has been committed to and taken on a leadership role in will have a more significant impact on the admission committee than a lengthy list of activities that a student has only shown “surface-level” involvement with.
Remember, too, that the activities you write about in your application need not be limited to your high school environment. Involvement with a community organization, church group, or part-time job represents a significant amount of time after school for many students, and we encourage you to share these experiences with us on your application as well. If you have held a part-time job, please share with us the amount of time you have worked each week, and whether you worked during the school year or the summer (or both!). This information about your involvement beyond your high school campus helps the admission committee to develop a more complete picture of who you are on the personal level as we complete the review of your application.