Honors and awards

This is embarrassing to ask, but here goes. I keep seeing references to an an “Honors” section on the Common App, but my kid can’t find it, and neither can I…should she just list honors and awards in the drop down box under the specific Activity (in her case, music?)


The Honors section is under Education on the left side menu (when you are in the common app tab).

Ok, found it under Education and she answered ‘no’ because it asks for academic awards. So should she exclude national awards in music because its not ‘academic’?

Ok to put music awards here (academic is pretty broad, and includes the arts and volunteerism awards/honors, but not something like MVP of the football team).

ETA: Other common items in this section include school level awards like Honor Roll and National Honor Society, if those apply they would be here too.

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