2 questions

<p>First, can piano lessons be called independent study? There's a teacher...so it's not entirely "independent" (I'm not attaching a resume/ have space on the app to explain it).
Second, should I bother to put AP Scholar awards since adcoms can already see my AP scores?</p>

<p>I would put it under ECs, especially if you have a large time commitment to it.</p>

<p>I would put the AP scholar on there. There's no good reason not to list an award. Seeing AP scholar will impress the admissions officers at the colleges to which you are applying (the extent of this obviously depends on the college). It's sort of like how saying you're a National Merit Semi-Finalist is more impressive than telling someone your PSAT was 226.</p>

<p>Speaking of which, do you get a certificate or something for AP Scholar awards?</p>

<p>You get a certificate.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/scholarawards.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/scholarawards.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>