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β€’ 05/04/2020 at 04:43PM

Can you put edx courses on a college application and do they help?
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I am already considering taking an edx course regardless but I was wondering if they could be used on a college application. If so, where on my application should I put it and does it help my resume/look good? Also, if you have any edx class recommendations lmk, I'm particularly interested in engineering/computer science but I also just want to take an interesting class in general so if you have a favorite no matter the subject just lmk and I might take it. (I'm also super into psychology so if you know any good classes...)

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β€’ 05/05/2020 at 03:07PM

They do! Right now colleges are looking for people who still continue to take initiative and learn on their own, especially during COVID-19. Taking an EDx course will definitely help on a college application. I say you should take HarvardX's CS50 course, given your interest in comp sci. There are some psych classes offered by Harvard as well. :))

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@Mysterysquash05/05/2020 at 05:12PM

Thanks! would you happen to know where on my app it would go? Like with my ECs or should it be separate?

@jcdenton
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05/05/2020 at 06:08PM

Usually they go on your Activities List with your other ECs. Same with courses for Coursera or any other online platform.