Don’t worry! Admission officers realize that the Common Application doesn’t provide enough spaces for most students to include all of their activities. So, sometimes, when a college’s supplement requires an essay about an extracurricular activity, the applicant will write about an additional endeavor … one that wasn’t on the Common App … which provides a way to add an extra activity to the list.
Granted, when college officials read application essays, they do sometimes spot red flags that suggest the essay was not the student’s work. But this is not one of those times. The admission committee at Rice is not going to think that your essay was written by someone else simply because it discusses volunteering that wasn’t mentioned elsewhere. And I assure you that, if you’re not admitted to Rice, it will have NOTHING to do with your overlooked extracurricular.
Applying to college is very stressful, but hopefully this gives you one less thing to be stressed about!