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Max number of activities on Common App?

Feeling a bit stressed because I've got a lot on my plate. Does anyone know the max number of activities you can list on the Common App? I’ve done a lot over my high school career, and I'm worried I might have to leave some out. How to decide which to include? HELP!

8 months ago

No need to worry, I'm here to help! The Common Application allows you to list a maximum of 10 extracurricular activities. If you have more than 10 activities, you will need to prioritize. Consider which activities are the most meaningful to you, which ones you have dedicated the most time to, and any leadership roles or significant accomplishments you've achieved. It's not just the quantity but the quality and impact that matter most. For example, if you’ve been a part of the debate team for four years and served as the captain, that would hold more weight than a short-term community service project. When deciding, keep in mind that admissions committees are looking for depth and commitment. It's an opportunity to show what's truly important to you, and what you might contribute to a college campus. If you have one or two activities that you are particularly passionate about, even highlight those in your personal statement. If you're still feeling stuck, consider discussing it with someone who knows you well, as they might offer insight into which activities truly showcase your personal strengths and passions.

8 months ago

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