Personal Information, Activities, and Awards

In the Personal Information, Activities and Interests, and Awards and Honors sections of the application, we encourage you to tell us more about yourself.

Personal Information

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

  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Family information
  • Social Security number (for US citizens and permanent residents only; only the last four digits will be visible in your application)

We understand that this is confidential and sensitive information. We use industry standard safeguards to protect your data.

Optional Question

In this section, we provide an optional opportunity for you to discuss your background more fully and how it has shaped your perspective.

We know that each person is more than a list of facts or pre-defined categories. Please feel free to elaborate on how your background or life experiences have helped shape your recent actions or choices (up to 1,200 characters, or approximately 200 words).

Activities and Interests

Help us get to know you better by sharing how you spend your time outside of work or class, both during and since college. Examples of activities in which you are or have been involved may include athletic, charitable, civic, community, or professional (both through your employer and outside). A sustained depth of commitment in one or two activities may demonstrate your passion more than minimal participation in five or six organizations.

Include the activities you found most meaningful as an undergraduate or graduate student, as well as those in which you participated in after completing your degree(s). Be sure to avoid using acronyms to describe your activities.

If you are applying for direct admission for next fall and an internship or part-time job during college was an important activity for you, you may list it here (though it’s not required). Meaningful postgraduate part-time work should go in the “Professional Experience” section.

If you are applying for deferred enrollment, list any internships (paid or unpaid) or part-time work during college or graduate school in the “Professional Experience” section.

Awards and Honors

We want to know about the accomplishments for which you’ve received recognition (congratulations!). Throughout your application, you can share academic, civic, professional, and other accolades.