How I Got Into Harvard: My Extracurriculars | Campus Tour 2019
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I got me into Harvard, and by that I mean I'll be going through the activity section of my common application, as well as reading the extracurricular supplement that I submitted to Harvard and a few other schools. The common application is a college application portal that lets you send one application to multiple colleges. Each college usually has their own a little extra essay that they wanted to submit. The common application has multiple sections, including your profile, family education, testing activities and your personal statement essay. That's easier than a 1,000,000,000 people commenting the same thing. I'm literally gonna read off what the common up says, like what I actually wrote. Okay, on the common app, you can list up to 10 different activities. For each activity you have Thio label like quite a few things, including the activity type your position, leadership description and organization name. Um, the gray levels you participated in? How many hours per week? How many weeks per year on whether or not you intend to participate in a similar activity in college Pro tip. Before you actually start filling out the activity section, just write a list of all the activities that you did throughout your high school career. I am a performer and a member of the Youth Advisory Council, and the activity type is theaters. I participated in this from 10th 11th and 12th grade, and you do all year. It's about six hours a week and 45 weeks out of the year, and I do intend to participate in a similar thing in college. That's activity one activity to a student government slash politics. I am the director of the League of Presidents, and I basically leave the 90 plus clubs in my school and plan major club activities. I've only been doing this for my senior year, and it takes place during the school year. It's about seven hours a week and 36 weeks out of the year, and I do intensive participate in a similar active be in college. The next type is debate slash speech on the vice president of my school's Ted quote. It's throughout the school year, three hours a week, 45 weeks a year, and I want to do it this in college to the next thing again. I'm head writer parent coordinator and a member of Stage Crew. I did this from 10th or 12th grade during the school year, eight hours a week, 20 weeks out of the year. I write poems and take pictures to contribute to the literary magazine produced at the end of the year, which just happened. It's during the school year, four hours a week, 45 weeks in the year, and I want to do it again in college activity. Number six was other slash Yeah, other clothes, last activity, and this was the Queen next door website, and I said I was a founder and writer. I do this love the 12th grade all year, five hours a week, 52 weeks out of here, cause I do it all time and I want to continue this from college. It was five hours a week and just six weeks, and I want to do this again in college. The next thing in school spirit is actively eight, by the way. I am a bronc signs big sibs senior mentor and I am a mentor for a whole room of freshman students create lessons about transitioning into high school to present to them once a month. This happens during the school year and our week 45 weeks out of the year when we actually just had her last big since meeting really sad next thing except the nine with student government again. It's during the school year and our week for two weeks out of the year. Then the last one was work, which has paid the Kleenex store Founder and owner of the Queen next door is an online boutique I started in November 2018. Oh, my does in 12th grade all year, 10 hours a week, 52 weeks out of here. So I actually just, like, went through my comment application and read it. Now I'm going to read you the supplement that a whole bunch of schools actually request. Yeah, like I submitted to so many schools, I highly recommend you write this supplement about 200 words long so you could edit it down to 1 75 were added up to 50 because he will be like using this supplement a lot. The prompt is basically, always the same, and it's please briefly elaborate on an extracurricular activity or work experience of particular significance to you. After performing with Girl be heard for a year, I became a founding member of the advisory council. This is my latest Wait tonight, Skip over some I didn't even imagine being Mr Your Oh, so I just went through the activities and I realized that I did not include the fact that I could be in beauty pageants in the activity section. My mind is that takes a lot of my time, but I basically made a very apparent because he was in my common app essay and I referenced it several times throughout my application. So pretty Ms Your Team Oil International Miss, if you want me to go through the common application, just how to use it was confusing to me.