26 days ago
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Listing Honor Societies

Hi! I've been told I should list all of my honor societies under one honor on the common app. I am in National, English, Math, Social Studies, Spanish, Science, Tri-M (Music), Thespians, and Speech and Debate. If I write out Math and Social Studies as Mu Alpha Theta and Rho Kappa I don't have enough character count so is it fine to call them by the subject? And should I write Tri-M as Music? Thank you!

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23 days ago

Hey @cdelavega22 , great question! In this case, I would honestly recommend just listing these honor societies by their subject names in one series, since colleges and universities will almost certainly know what you mean, even if you don't list these honor societies using their greek-lettered titles. I wouldn't worry about it too much! I hope this is helpful, and good luck -- you got this!

25 days ago

First off, I don't think this will make a huge difference if you're applying to very selective universities because there will be a lot of other factors that contribute and this is a really small detail, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Second, I would just list them all as the subjects (Math, Social Studies, Music) instead of the particular name because (correct me if I'm wrong) people generally seem to use them pretty interchangeably. If you really want to include it, you can put that in the additional information section to save space in activities so that you can use the activities space for more description of what you did instead of just the list.

Hope this helped!


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