July before senior year, many students sit down to start completing the Common Application. They happily fill out the demographic questions, yell up the stairs to mom, "Hey! When did you graduate from that college? What's your degree in again? And what's your job title?"
However, the texts start coming (these are teens after all), when they get to the section on Academic Honors. It's that adjective "Academic" that throws them off. The panic ensues when they realize there are five spaces for those awards.
What do you put in those spaces? Here are our thoughts:
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