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Important Question about Additional Information Common App

AmericanGraffitiAmericanGraffiti Posts: 142User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
edited November 2007 in College Admissions
I'm filling out the additional information to highlight some ECs and non-academic awards. I was wondering if I should use a list/resume format or should I actually use paragraph/essay form.

Right now, I am working with a list format because it serves its purpose better.
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Replies to: Important Question about Additional Information Common App

  • fa-la-la-lenafa-la-la-lena Posts: 2,844Registered User Senior Member
    A list format is fine.. it is short, succinct, and to the point. You don't want to bog adcoms down with unnecessary fluff words.
  • AmericanGraffitiAmericanGraffiti Posts: 142User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    thanks, any others?
  • strategist333strategist333 Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    If you choose the upload document feature, will the formatting be preserved (since it is a PDF file)? And also, would a 2 page resume with a third page addendum of awards be overkill?
  • fluxxiifluxxii Posts: 230Registered User Junior Member
    I uploaded a PDF with my activities r
  • enderkinenderkin Posts: 1,667Registered User Senior Member
    a document will automatically be transformed onto the PDF application, so Word is fine.
  • strategist333strategist333 Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    If I want to include a resume, but Stanford specifically states,

    We ask, however, that you please resist the impulse to send us extra items. Additional materials (except in the case of home-schooled students submitting curricular materials and portfolios) will not be evaluated and will not be returned. Please do not submit a r
  • 99cents99cents Posts: 1,088Registered User Member
    Create another application for Stanford. They don't like resume. I called and asked them already.
  • SequoiaSequoia Posts: 1,651Registered User Senior Member
    The way I read this is that Stanford doesn't want extra materials sent as supplements, by mail, rather than some extra info that's uploaded in the Add. Info section. Whether one chooses to use the box or the upload feature doesn't matter. D chose to use the latter since she could format the info to look clearer (bolding some titles, spacing between lines etc, which box doesn't allow for). She used the feature for a list of additional awards, publications and the like. As long as it's no more than a page, similar in length to what would fit in the box, I think what you list there would be ok. Hope so anyway.
  • 99cents99cents Posts: 1,088Registered User Member
    Stanford said expanding the activilities list is fine but no resume, ie no job listed, etc.. I've always understood no additional supplements like awards, publications, etc.. but this one is very odd. I even call them twice just to see if different people give different answer and the answer is the same. We just want to see what your student is interested in.
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