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Common App / Coalition Activities/Internships

avmlgeek36avmlgeek36 50 replies42 threads Junior Member
Hey! So I'm a rising senior and will be applying in a few short months (on Common App and Coalition).

Since they have caps on the number of activities you can list, I was getting a bit nervous as to how I'd do this. Now, before anyone thinks I'm trying to show off, I really am not and I'm just trying to get some help here:)!

So I've done a few internships, have been in close to ten different music groups, other volunteer work and activities totalling to well above ten total activities (the restriction on Common App). What is the best way to get past this?

A. List my top ten activities in the activities section and then the rest in additional information or some other section?


B. Group my activities; so I put music for one activity and then list all my music stuff under that, then volunteer in another activity and all my volunteer work under that?


Hope to get some insight and please, I am not trying to show off! I'm just really worried about this for some reason, thanks!
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  • collegeseeker01collegeseeker01 13 replies5 threads Junior Member
    It depends on your supporting activities for whether or not you decide to group like you detailed in your post. If you feel that your ECs are scarce, try to spread it out. But grouping your activities can pack a lot of extracurriculars into your application which is bound to get the attention of colleges (assuming that all of the activities are impressive).
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