Purvi Mody

College Admission Counselor

- 15 years of experience helping students get into top universities around the country including Harvard, UC Berkley, UCLA, Stanford, and Brown
- UCLA, Stanford University
- Owner & managing direct

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Do I need to fill out additonal information? - Concept

Purvi Mody
Purvi Mody

College Admission Counselor

- 15 years of experience helping students get into top universities around the country including Harvard, UC Berkley, UCLA, Stanford, and Brown
- UCLA, Stanford University
- Owner & managing direct

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The Additional Information section is usually optional on college applications. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to fill it out. It will be different for every student and every college they’re applying to so make sure that you cover all the bases before filling out this section. One important thing that you can include here is an explanation of extenuating circumstances that impacted your academics. You don’t want to go into too much detail about what happened, but you do want to explain what caused you to get a bad grade in one of your classes, for example. This section is also a good place to put your resume, but only if the college is interested in it and it doesn’t repeat any of activities that you included elsewhere on the application. Another good example of what you might include in the Additional Information section are extraordinary accomplishments that you weren’t able to enter anywhere else on the application. Additional test scores may also be valid. Whatever you may enter in this section, please check with the individual college before doing so.

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