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β€’ 12/30/2020 at 07:22PM

Can I add pictures to my Harvard supplement?

Hey! In my Harvard supplement, I mention childhood journal entries and I was thinking of including pictures of them. Does anyone know if that is allowed?

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β€’ 12/31/2020 at 08:11PM[edited]

I don't think there are necessarily any "rules" around this. If it's highly-relevant, I think would be okay, as is in your situation. Just keep in mind that the formatting could get messed up, so you may want to include a note describing what the images are of. I know you can upload a PDF for many supplements, but I still worry about formatting issues. Hope this helps!

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@ajnwakuche12/31/2020 at 08:14PM

Yes, it did! Thank you so much :))

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β€’ 12/30/2020 at 08:57PM

There's not really a place for you to do this. The only way you could add pictures or something similar is through an art supplement/portfolio. But you should not use that for something like this and if you aren't applying for an art major.

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@ajnwakuche12/30/2020 at 11:43PM

I was thinking of adding the journal entries to the document that I have to attach to the Common App. Do you still think that it would be inappropriate to do so?

@Lebron12/31/2020 at 05:28PM

Yes I would recommend not doing that. The whole purpose of an essay is to convey through words. They really do not want additional things like that. Some school like uchicago have video portfolios. Only for these types of things would I showcase visuals like photos of journal entries

[🎀 AUTHOR]@ajnwakuche12/31/2020 at 08:13PM

Okay, thank you for answering!

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β€’ 12/30/2020 at 08:27PM

If you can, I don't think that it will hurt. At the very least, it will help you stand out (if they are relevant and good).

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@ajnwakuche12/30/2020 at 08:29PM

Okay, thank you so much!