2 years ago
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What level of recognition should I pick? (Common App Honors)

For example, I earned a NSDA Degree of Excellence for my competitive success in Speech and Debate. They are a national organization, but I was one of thousands who were awarded it and I got it for local competitive success. As such, who should I put down for its recognition level? I'm similarly confused about AP Scholar awards.

Or more generally, what do the different levels of recognition mean and what should I put down for them?


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2 answers

2 years ago

If you competed only with your local community, then put local. However, if you competed with other countries, then put national. If you're still unsure, I would recommend emailing the organization to ask them.

8 months ago

For AP Scholar awards, put national recognition.


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