What Awards to Include on College Applications
Question: Which of my awards should I mention on college applications?
Itâ€™s fine to mention all the awards youâ€™ve earned, althoughâ€"depending on where youâ€™re applyingâ€"some will carry little or no weight. For example, being tapped by Whoâ€™s Who Among American High School Students is probably less of an honor than being named bathroom monitor in many places. While itâ€™s okay to leave it on your awards list, admission officials at the more competitive colleges wonâ€™t exactly be wowed to see it, so you may want to use your judgment when it comes to that oneâ€"or to similar dime-a-dozen honorsâ€"and perhaps skip it. Feel free to edit out any honors that seemingly half the school--or the state--receives. (These will vary from region to region.)