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Commitment for senior activities

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If I join an activity in my senior year, do I list the weeks that I plan to participate in this activity on my common app or the weeks that I have participated in this activity up until my application is due? And what if I was inducted into an honor society my junior year, and the society has not had a chance to meet or do anything yet do to covid-19? How would I list my time commitment for this activity on the common app?

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So failed activities should be reserved for the additional info section for CommonApp. As for senior year activity do your projection of what you expect to participate in it. So for example last year in an activity I just started that year I had 8ish hours/week in Activity X but this year I expect to do slightly more in it so it will be 9 hours so I’d list it as 8.5 hours/week.

Hope this makes sense and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help.

But the common app also asks how many weeks per year you do the activity. So if i start an activity my senior year and plan to do it throughout the school year (like lets say for 30 weeks). Would I put 30 weeks or would I only put the amount of weeks I was able to due it before my application is due?
You submit is apprx half a year in you’ve done it for 5 weeks it would be 10 weeks. Essentially just say how many weeks it is expected to last a school club look at how long the school year is. if I remember correctly it’s 36 weeks excluding breaks so I’d put 36. Hope this helps.
I second this and think a projection is all right as long as you do your best to follow through on it. Here's an article with a little more discussion on time commitments: https://blog.collegevine.com/the-common-app-analyzed-4-successful-activity-entries-explained/