Students who are involved in their schools, community and/or with their family exhibit a contribution to their community. Students’ interests and responsibilities are different, and there is no correct formula for this portion of the application.
Students often ask what makes a good record or they believe there are certain things they need to list on their record. In reality, we are most interested in learning what you are passionate about, and we value the different interests our students bring to Georgia Tech. Some of the traits we value in this portion of the application include:
- Personal Responsibility
- Compassion for Others
- Intellectual Curiosity
Our advice for completing this portion of the application
- Typically students are involved in 3-5 activities in a meaningful way, so don’t feel pressure to fill in all the blanks. As you complete your application, we recommend that you start by listing the activities you care about the most.
- Don’t overlook research, work, family responsibilities, personal projects, etc., as important contributions you may have made during high school!
- You will need to take advantage of the application to provide us with information about the contributions you have made throughout high school, as we do not accept separate resumes.
- Don’t just list the activity, but take the time (and free text space we provide on the application) to give us more details about your level of involvement in an activity.
- Don’t leave this portion blank assuming Georgia Tech doesn’t or shouldn’t care about student involvement. We do! Being academically strong does not make up for a lack of contribution outside the classroom.
- If you run out of space, you may use the Additional/Other Information section to list additional contributions.