Do colleges verify race?

Certainly ethnicity is one of the many forms of diversity essential for building an educational community. The Wall Street Journal article reported that college admission offices tend not to verify the ethnicity an applicant lists on the application.

Can you lie about activities on common app?

So, yes. Schools can tell if you’re lying. The most common place that students lie on their common app is exaggerating the numbers of hours spent on their activities. Surprising as it may be, admissions officers are people, which means they can do math!

How many clearing choices can I add?

You can apply for one choice at a time through Clearing. Once a choice has been selected, you cannot add another, unless you’ve been unsuccessful with the first one.

Does Bristol do clearing?

We only make Clearing offers for places in 2020. If you want a place for 2021, you should apply through the next UCAS cycle. We will treat this as a new application.

Am I first generation if my parents went to college in another country?

If your parents went to community college ONLY, or a technical school, or to a NON four year school in another country, you are still a first-gen. If your parents/guardians graduated from *any* four year Bachelors degree-granting college or university, anywhere in the world, then you are *not* a first-gen.

What are university clearing places?

Clearing is how unis and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. From 6 July – 20 October, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places. You can use Clearing if: you’re applying after 30 June.

Should I fill out all 10 activities on common app?

While there are ten spaces to fill in activities, there is no need to list ten activities if you do not have ten quality activities to list. Colleges are more impressed by dedication and commitment, rather than quantity.

What race goes to college the most?

Asian Americans had the highest educational attainment of any race, followed by whites who had a higher percentage of high school graduates but a lower percentage of college graduates.

How long do you have to accept a clearing offer?

24 hours

How do I organize my UC activity list?


  1. State role and organization name in the top box, so you don’t waste characters in the lower, 500 character box.
  2. Emphasize tangible, measurable impact.
  3. Use active verbs to explain what you actually did (list your tasks).

How do you know if you are first generation?

Being a first-gen student means that your parent(s) did not complete a 4-year college or university degree, regardless of other family member’s level of education. Older siblings and family members who attended college may be a great resource as you navigate your college journey!

Do UC care about extracurriculars?

They care a lot. You could try applying to CSUs since they only consider GPA/SAT. I would say that UC’s care enough about your EC’s that shining EC’s can make up for relatively lacking grades.

What to say when you call clearing?

Speak clearly and confidently – and don’t be afraid to be honest about why you think you didn’t achieve your grades, if asked. Sell yourself – why should the tutor give you a place on the course?

How many activities can you put on the UC application?

20 activities