It’s your call, but if it starts to feel like you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel with your Activities (stuff you kinda’ did, or just did once), stop.
In Kansas, more than 1,100 miles away from Elon’s lofty oak trees and southern charm, Wichita Collegiate School junior Kathryn Sharp is still considering her options.
Though she is considering her in-state school options, she will be one of the thousands of prospective students applying to Elon during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Starting August 1, Elon will finally appear as a search result on the Common Application’s menu for North Carolina universities.
, a college application service founded in 1975 that includes more than 800 colleges across the United States and 36 international universities, will be Sharp’s preferred method of applying to most of her schools.
The service’s design provides prospective students with a universal space to apply to a multitude of college and submit personal essays and background information, including test scores and grades, extracurricular activities and faculty recommendations.Let’s say you decided not to write an extracurricular on this (either because you wrote on something else or the school didn’t request an extracurricular blurb) and you look at your 150-character description feel it’s really not expressing how incredibly awesome this experience was for everyone. Quick tips: Example: Raised ,500 to benefit victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; proceeds provided disaster housing for displaced persons whose residences were heavily damaged or destroyed. I have students, for example, who take two buses, plus the Metro to get to school, commuting almost 2 hrs each way. This means extracurriculars have been tougher for them than for others. Note that this is particularly important if you contributed to family income to help pay bills and (see #10) it impacted your ability to be more involved with extracurriculars.Event also galvanized local community, leading to a second fundraiser, “Hillsboro High for Haiti,” to take place next month. Believe it or not, you can actually do a lot in 150-characters and we don’t need a paragraph explaining your one-day volunteering event. Something that might make that record-scratching noise in the mind of the admissions reader like: that C- you got in Physics, the fact that you dropped both water polo and cross country after sophomore year, the fact that you switched schools twice. But how would the colleges know that unless you told them? Note: These should be diagnosed by a health professional. The following details are important to include in your application somewhere, but I’d recommend trying to work them (and their impact on you) into your main essay: Don't just write "Active Member, AMBT" or "Treasurer, CMBE Club" in your Activities List without explaining what those acronyms mean.All first-year applicants will complete a few Yale-specific short answer questions.These required questions are slightly different based on the application platform an applicant chooses.The 2019-2020 Yale-specific questions for the Coalition Application, Common Application, and Quest Bridge Application are detailed below.Applicants applying with the Quest Bridge Application will complete the questions above via the Yale Quest Bridge Questionnaire, available on the Yale Admissions Status Portal after an application has been received.For others with more than two high schools, this space can clarify why there was a switch if it wasn't obvious (say, due to a move).”Other examples: a performing arts, religious, or trade school with a specialized curriculum.In 2012, North High School in Newton, MA started a class called "The Art of the Graphic Novel." If I was an admissions rep I’d be curious to know more (wouldn’t you), so it’s definitely worth a quick 2-3 sentence blurb on what that class entailed (course objective, highlights of the reading list, special projects if any).Key words: “can” (you aren’t required) and “information” (not fluff, filler, or even stories). Log into the Common App Website (here’s how to create an account).Go to the “Common App” tab, select “Writing” from the sidebar, and click on “additional information.” you put in the common app additional info section?