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How do colleges verify extracurricular activities?

Hey everyone! I was just wondering how colleges verify the extracurricular activities we put on our applications. Do they contact the organizations directly, or do they rely on our honesty? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Hi there! It's a great question to ask about how colleges verify extracurricular activities on applications. In general, most colleges trust the information provided by students. The application process largely operates on an honor system, meaning that they assume the information you provide is accurate and honest.

That being said, colleges may occasionally conduct random checks to verify the authenticity of students' claims. This could involve contacting the organization, getting in touch with the supervising adult, or looking for public records such as news articles or competition results that can support the information provided. If discrepancies are found, it could lead to serious consequences like rescinding an offer of admission.

It's always best to be truthful in your application and make sure all information provided is accurate and up-to-date. So, while colleges don't do thorough verifications in most cases, it's important to remain honest throughout the entire process. Best of luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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