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question about application

helllohelllo Posts: 22Registered User New Member
On the extracurricular section it says to list the 5 most important activities to you. I am highly invloved in music, but I have participated in more than 5 orchestras/bands. And, I have been doing research for a while. There is not enough room to include my main extracurriculars. Does this mean I have to omit putting some of my activities on the application?
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  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit Posts: 12,374Super Moderator Senior Member
    Well, in the first place, the point is that they want you to include the five activities which are most important to you, rather than writing a laundry list of activities.

    If you have several activities which fall into the same category, a strategy which others have used is to write "Music: Orchestra, band, all-state chorus" under one box, then use other parts of the application to elaborate.
  • helllohelllo Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    Would something like "clubs" be too general?

    Also, some bands/orchestras I have been in for 3 years while other I've been in for 4 years of high school, would I have to split those up?
  • panasonicpanasonic Posts: 224Registered User Junior Member
    I think clubs would be wayyy too general (or else, what'd be the point of listing the top 5 activities that mean the most to you. I'm not saying clubs are everyone's only activities, but I'm asssuming most of us are in 2-3 of them). On the other hand, I believe band/orchestras would be sufficient.
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