|By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 12:50 pm: Edit|
I was wondering if when you put down your volunteer hours and activities on a college application, do you have to supply proof of the activity, such as signatures and copies of awards/timeshets? Or do colleges just use the honor system and check up on you if they feel like it? Also, if this is the case, aren't a lot of people be dishonest about themselves and hurt everyone else's chances of getting accepted?
|By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit|
|By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 07:19 pm: Edit|
No, you don't have to supply proof. Colleges do, however, expect you to be completely honest and forthcoming about this information. It's true that people do get away with lying/exaggerating their activities, but they are simply cheating themselves. Let what you do speak for itself.
|By Whodie (Whodie) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 07:26 pm: Edit|
Actually you do not have to supply proof of the activity. Colleges expect you to tell the truth. I'm sure that some people are dishonest but the majority are truthful. However, I think if you put down an activity that is soooo far-fetched, they might check up on ya.
|By Call_Me_Ishmael (Call_Me_Ishmael) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
And colleges sometimes do check up on ya. My school's college counselor likes to tell us about a former president of the student body who was absolutely worthless and who did nothing in her leadership position yet bragged to every college about being president. In her recommendation, the college counselor (who values her reputation for honesty) rather than lie and say the girl was a good president or say truthfully that she was lazy and ineffective, simply said nothing about her being president. Some colleges (the more prestigeous ones)noticed the counselor's conspicuous silence on the subject and called her, forcing her to admit that the girl hadn't done much with her leadership position. Obviously, the girl was rejected by those colleges. The moral of the story is don't lie and don't play up activities/positions that you haven't really dedicated much of your time/energy to.
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