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Personal Information & Activities

Personal Information

As part of the application process, we ask you for some personal information, including:

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Family information
  • Social security number (for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only). Only the last four digits will be visible in your application.

All the information you provide on your application is — upon matriculation — protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


We do not expect you to be involved in activities outside the classroom or workplace. But if you are, this can be an excellent way for you to share more about your interests and experiences. Examples of activities in which you are/have been involved may include athletic, charitable, civic, community, or professional.

In the application, report your activities in order of importance to you, with the most important listed first. A sustained depth of commitment in one or two activities may demonstrate your passion more than minimal participation in five or six organizations.

Be sure to:

  • Report activities during your undergraduate or graduate study separately from those in which you participated after completing your degree.
  • Avoid using acronyms to describe your activities.
  • Exclude internships; report them in the “Part-Time Employment” section instead.
Last Updated 2 Aug 2013