11 months ago
Admissions Advice

What should I have in the Honors/Awards Section of the College Application?

Are the ones that I currently have considered strong enough for T40? What are some examples of strong Honors/Awards? Is there a place to add Honors/Awards in the CollegeVine Chancing Stimulator? How many can I list on the application?

This is what I have currently:

- AP Scholar with Distinction

- National Honor Society Membership (If I have a leadership position in NHS, can I have that in this section as well instead of the Extracurriculars Section?)


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11 months ago

You can list 5 awards or honors (at least in the CommonApp), although I don't think CollegeVine has a place to input them when simulating chance of admission. As for the National Honor Society, it depends on how much involvement you had. If you merely held the title of leadership without much involvement, I'd put it under honors, but if you were very active, it may be best to put it with your ECs. If you are running out of room, however, then you can absolutely put it under the "awards" category, and I don't think it'll make a difference.

Also, yes, I'd say these honors are a great addition to your app. But if you're still worried about it, don't be. Awards are just one part of your application, and a very small one at that, so many schools, including T40s, don't really penalize you if you happen to have less awards than someone else. I've even seen people with no academic awards get into Ivies and top 10 colleges. I hope this helped a bit and best of luck to you!

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