The Art and Science of the Activities List

All college applications require students to list the activities they performed in high school. Sometimes, the electronic application provides specific space for the list, while other colleges allow students to upload a short resume. Regardless, the manner in which an activities list is presented can make a significant difference in the understanding and grading of the applicant by admissions offices. Although there are no perfect rules to follow, there are sound principles to be used in completing the activities list. Consider the following guidelines: Time of participation. As a general rule, place activities of the senior and junior years at the top of the list, followed by those done in

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