Should I attach a resume and lab report?

<p>I called admissions, and they said it would be okay if I attached a report from my internship over the summer. With my resume, the attachment is 16 pages long. Is that okay?</p>

<p>Although I don’t know the particulars of your case, 16 pages seems excessive.
I didn’t attach a resume per se, but I did attach some other information that I thought would be beneficial to my application and it was only like 2-3 pages. If it is a science report, usually you just attach the abstract I believe.</p>

<p>Oh really? Thanks, I didn’t think to just attach the abstract.</p>

<p>Yeah, that is the advice I have seen proffered on other forums, and also the same advice my science teacher gave to me.</p>

<p>Unless you think that the abstract somehow doesn’t encompass the totality of your work, then I would advise attaching just the abstract. Admissions officers aren’t going to want to labor through a long lab report as they are already swamped as is. My report was 14+ pages long, so it wouldn’t be practical to attach the entire thing, especially if it is filled with technical jargon.</p>

<p>Some people do attach a short resume. Do not attach a 16-page lab report.</p>