E. Activities & Achievements (Required)
Using the grid provided provided, identify up to five of your most significant activities and achievements during grades 9-12. In a few bullets or sentences, indicate your contribution.
Maximum length: 50 words for each activity
You may include activities, skills, achievements, or qualities from any of the following categories:
Leadership in or outside of school-e.g., athletics, student government, cultural clubs, band, scouting, community service, employment
Activities in which you have worked to better your school or community
Exceptional achievement in an academic field or artistic pursuit
Personal endeavors that enrich the mind, e.g., independent research or reading, private dance or music lessons, weekend language/culture school
Format for the Writing Section
Content is important, but spelling, grammar, and punctuation are also considered.
If you re applying online, compose in a word processing program such as Word, then copy and paste into the windows provided. Double-spacing, italics, and other formatting will be lost, but this will not affect the evaluation of your application.
We’ve observed that most students write a polished formal essay for the Personal Statement yet submit a more casual Short Response and Journal of Activities & Achievements. Give every part of the Writing Section your very best effort, presenting yourself in standard, formal English.
Proofread, proofread, proofread!