right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
GUEST STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Rohan is a freshman at Dartmouth (and loves it) having gotten in ED for the Class of 2023. He's here to debunk myths regarding admissions and student life at his school. ASK HIM ANYTHING!
Make sure to check out our May Checklists for HS Juniors and HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
As we work to adjust to the current reality, make sure to check out these dedicated COVID-19 resources: our directory of virtual campus tours, our directory of extended deadlines, as well as the list of schools going test optional this fall.

can i put a website link in common app activities section?

asappebbleasappebble 269 replies17 threads Junior Member
on the common app when it asks for details, awards, accomplishments for activities, would it be acceptable to put a link to the website i made for a council/club i founded at my school? just wondering because it is a really different type of council and i don't know if an adcom would know its purpose/mission without a longer description than what can fit on the common app space. i am planning to write my common app essay on my leadership position in said councilso hopefully that will help too.
9 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: can i put a website link in common app activities section?

  • happy1happy1 23820 replies2383 threads Super Moderator
    edited June 2015
    I would not put a link. If you write your essay about it they should understand what you have done.
    edited June 2015
    · Reply · Share
  • asappebbleasappebble 269 replies17 threads Junior Member
    edited June 2015
    Does anyone on here have experience with putting a link and not having any issues?
    edited June 2015
    · Reply · Share
  • viphanviphan 1250 replies20 threads Senior Member
    Some colleges still use paper-based admission review, and although many have switched to computer-based screen review, the admission officers do not necessarily have the time to click on the individual link and browse through the web. Think of how much of these "external" information the applicants provide -- including but not limited to links, expository writing, and additional essays.
    · Reply · Share
  • asappebbleasappebble 269 replies17 threads Junior Member
    edited July 2015
    That makes sense! Thank you for your replies @viphan & @happy1!

    @viphan : so if i incorporate the information that i want admission officers to know about the council in my essays, would it still be okay to submit the link in case they do want to look at it? i'd definitely be submitting knowing that they don't have all the time and that it is supplementary but just wondering would it look bad or hurt my application to submit? thanks so much!
    edited July 2015
    · Reply · Share
  • viphanviphan 1250 replies20 threads Senior Member
    You can certainly add the link. But it's a wiser decision to utilize the word space for actually describing your accomplishments.
    · Reply · Share
  • asappebbleasappebble 269 replies17 threads Junior Member
    True. I guess I will have to work on being concise. Thanks again for the help @viphan
    · Reply · Share
  • SoofDadSoofDad 1256 replies39 threads Senior Member
    @asappebble - It would not surprise me if the Common App system software deleted or obfuscated any links that you might include. An embedded link is one way of hacking a University's computer network. Even if it goes through, your application may be delayed while while University IT department checks it out. Just a thought. Good Luck.
    · Reply · Share
  • asappebbleasappebble 269 replies17 threads Junior Member
    Yikes! That would be a mess. Thank you so much for letting me know @soofdad !
    · Reply · Share
  • asappebbleasappebble 269 replies17 threads Junior Member
    alright at this point i think i will probably just mention the website in an interview or something. don't want to risk anything. thanks again everyone for your insight!
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity