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Is it beneficial to list edX courses on college applications?

Hello guys! I've been taking a couple of edX courses to deepen my knowledge in subjects I'm passionate about. Should I include these courses on my college application, and if yes, under what section would they be most appropriately placed? I'm worried they might not be seen as formal education, but I've learned a lot from them.

7 months ago

Hello there! Absolutely, you should include your edX courses on your college application. These courses show your initiative to go beyond the regular curriculum and deepen your knowledge in areas you're passionate about. They can often be considered as demonstrating intellectual curiosity and self-motivation.

List these courses under the 'Education' section if there is space, but it's more common to include them in the 'Activities' or 'Additional Info' section of your application. Be specific about what you learned and, if possible, how you applied that knowledge in practice, whether in academic projects, extracurriculars, or other aspects of your life. This detailed explanation can help admissions officers understand the value of your experiences with edX, even though they're not formal education. Good luck!

7 months ago

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