College Admissions

Making the Most of the Activities Section

The activities section of the Common Application is a vital opportunity to showcase your achievements and commitments outside of class.

Short and Sweet: Listing your Awards

The awards section is an opportunity to demonstrate that you have achieved recognition for your academic work. Follow these steps to ensure success.

Writing Powerful Descriptions

With strong, detailed descriptions of your activities, you will show readers that you participate in activities that have had a positive impact.

Submitting an Eye-Catching Résumé

A professional and eye-catching résumé will attract the attention of admissions boards, and highlight your achievements and experience.

The Art of Brainstorming

Here are four of the most popular methods of brainstorming that should help you hone in on your topic and devise your supporting points.