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Can I use abbreviations in the Activities Section of Common App?

CaptainTomatoCaptainTomato Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
Hi all, I would be grateful if anyone can answer this small query of mine:

Is it possible to use abbreviations in the Activities Section of Common App? The space is very limited, and some of the activities have names which are just too long (for instance, writing Intel ISEF instead of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair)? As it is, I can't squeeze much details into the section, and I would very much prefer to use abbreviations if that is possible.

Thank for your help!

Replies to: Can I use abbreviations in the Activities Section of Common App?

  • AnewCrownAnewCrown Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    You should go under the assumption that the person reading your application has no idea what your ECs are. So an abbreviation for most ECs would not be wise. But Intel since its more prominent is fine.
  • LAMunivLAMuniv Registered User Posts: 1,504 Senior Member
    As long as the adcom will understand what you mean, abbreviations are fine. For example, I stage manage, but had to abbreviate "manager" as "mgr." once. That's fine. If you were to, say, abbreviate Intel ISEF as IISEF, that wouldn't be advisable because there aren't any hints about what that is.
  • CaptainTomatoCaptainTomato Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Ok, thanks :)
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