How to List Activities on Your Common Application

In today’s The Choice blog, Jacques Steinberg addresses a common concern on the Common Application: What if I don’t have a long list of extracurricular activities? Read today’s post, and check out a preview of his article in this weekend’s special Education Life section of The New York Times.

Whether you spend your after-school hours stocking grocery shelves or heading up the debate team, colleges want to know who you really are. As with your essays, be yourself; share what’s real. They are looking for all sorts of students, and a laundry list of clubs and teams isn’t necessarily better than a single commitment.