Simple Question

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By Darkblade2487 (Darkblade2487) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 01:41 am: Edit


I was jsut wondering why the Harvard Application asks for possible ECs in which you will participate in college. Do they want to see the same ones as in high school or just see how many students will be in each? Or are they just asking for no reason? All in all, does what you answer here (oh, and the same goes for your "prospective major" question) affect your admission chances at all?

Yoann Millet

By Darkblade2487 (Darkblade2487) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 01:37 pm: Edit


By Szetom (Szetom) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 09:25 am: Edit

Answer it the best way u kno possible.
They're not goin to put that question there for no reason. But harvard is not the only one that does that. Don't answer things the they way they are supposed to be answered. just tell the truth. Whatever college you're going to, you will have to be yourself.
but in the end, I don't think this question is related to what u'r "Prospective major " is, because ECs don't have to do with u'r major. You're just interested in that activity. What if it was a sport that you plan to take part in? You can't possible major in that unless you plan to be a pro athlete or teach a course on it.

They also don't realli care what you "prospective" major is. It's not like they can use that information for anything.
They ask what you want to major in. That's that.

By Winterfresh (Winterfresh) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 11:57 am: Edit

very true

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 01:36 pm: Edit

It's also a chance to show how much you know about the schools you're applying to. Read up on the EC's offered at the school (look on their web sites under student life) before you answer this question.

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