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How do I decide what to list as an honor on the Common App?

So, I’m working on my Common App and staring at the Honors section. I'm a little confused about what qualifies as an 'honor.' Would making the honor roll be enough, and do I include things like being selected for a competitive summer camp, or is it strictly academic awards? Help!

7 months ago

Hey there! Figuring out what to count as an 'honor' can be a bit tricky, but I'm here to help. Academic achievements like making the honor roll certainly count and can be included, especially if you've received it consistently over several semesters which shows sustained academic performance. Being selected for a competitive summer camp can also be considered an honor, especially if the selection process was rigorous and it's related to your academic or extracurricular interests.

Keep in mind, you want to highlight awards and recognitions that stand out and say something meaningful about your achievements and commitment. For instance, if you received an award for academic excellence in a particular subject that you're passionate about, that's a great honor to list.

Don't forget to prioritize your honors based on their selectivity and significance to your profile. Best of luck filling out your application!

7 months ago

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