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Personal Information, Activities & Awards

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).

Activities & Interests

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 demonstrate leadership. In this section of the application, you may 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 and interests in order of their 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 in which you participated as an undergraduate or graduate student as well as those in which you participated after completing your degree(s).
  • Avoid using acronyms to describe your activities.
  • Exclude internships; report them in the “Professional Experience” section instead.

Awards & Honors

We want to know about the accomplishments — both inside and outside of the classroom — for which you’ve received recognition.

In your application, you may list up to five awards or honors and describe the basis upon which you were selected. These may include academic, civic, or professional activities for which you received recognition. List the awards and honors in order of their importance to you, with the most important listed first.

Last Updated 11 Jul 2014