Who's Who?

<p>I got a letter saying that I am going to be in the Who's Who for American High Schoolers book. I am pretty sure that just about anyone gets this award but I put it on my JHU application nonetheless. Is it just a scam or will it actually look good on my app?</p>

<p>Its a scam..shouldnt have placed it on ur app</p>

<p>Will the fact that I mentioned it hurt me? I don't see how it can hurt but I know it won't help. What do you think?</p>

<p>I don't see why it would hurt. After all, not everybody gets it. I am sure you are not the only one who put it on your app.. there are plenty of kids out there who think it's a lot more than it really is. You're fine (I think).</p>

<p>I don't think being a little gullible is grounds for rejection. ;)</p>

<p>I was actually surprised that I never got it. I'm in the top 5% of my class and have received everything else BUT Who's Who. For the sole reason of its lack of recognition, I really don't mind.</p>

<p>Anyway, I guess it's safe to leave it on as an EC. Like corranged said, adcoms can't penalize an individual for his naivity.</p>

<p>HAHA this kid in my lit class was bragging about how he got nominated for Who's Who and I snorted (not too loudly) and said, "You do know its a scam, right?" and he retorted, "ITS NOT A SCAM!!!!" haaha.</p>

<p>Aww, poor guy. I knew that a lot of people get nominated for Who's Who but I figured that it couldn't hurt and so I filled out the form and I wrote it on my app. I hope they don't think that I am a retard who thinks that Who's Who is a big deal!!</p>

<p>AdmissionsDaniel, what's your take on seeing things such as Who's Who, National Honor Roll and Junior Achievement Academy on applications?</p>