Constructing a meaningful Common Application Activities List is not easy. First you need to have 10 great activities or projects to talk about, and then you have to summarise your involvement in 150 characters! Here is just a taste of the wonderful array of successful Crimson student Activities Lists you can access in this special booklet.
From Biological Research to Social Justice. This Yale admit used her Activities List to showcase her scientific research and dedication to projects such as Holocaust awareness.
From Computer Programming to Acappella. This Princeton admit explored her love for computer science & choral concerts!
From Research in Dermatology to Origami
This Harvard admit undertook healthy skin research and started an origami club to promote cultural diversity.
From Debating Championships to Badminton This Stanford admit’s impressive list showcased debating championships and Badminton tournaments!
The short answer is…lots!
The booklet will explain exactly why the already important Activities section of the Common App is becoming even more relevant in the admissions selection process.
The book also contains 5 Top Tips from Crimson senior strategist, admissions expert and Harvard graduate, Gabe Gladstein, on how to negotiate the character-limited Activities descriptions.
Next comes 15 examples of Activities Lists that helped Crimson students gain admission to Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Duke, UChicago, Brown, Dartmouth and many, many more.
See how our students built richly diverse activities lists, showcasing their own personal passions and achievements. Learn how to express your complex extracurricular involvement in under 150 characters!
Read successful Activities Lists from admits to the Ivy League, Stanford and more!