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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by TarheelKid24, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. TarheelKid24

    TarheelKid24 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Alright so this may be a very dumb question but I have 4 things in my Honors, Awards, and Scholarships section of AADSAS...Should I put a 5th one from something I received in high school (like Outstanding senior or something) or would they just completely disregard that?

    Thanks again.
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  3. DGDDS

    DGDDS Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    Unless it was super impressive, like winning the SIEMENS Science Competition or something, I would leave it blank rather than pad it with something that doesn't mean a lot.
  4. Andrew324

    Andrew324 7+ Year Member

    May 22, 2008
    Yeah I have pretty much the same question, I only have 1 award I can think thats 4 blank, I dont know what to put. What did you guys put down? Any suggestions?
  5. blankguy

    blankguy 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    Disregard high school unless it is one of those defining moments in your life. Like by winning that award you realized that you wanted to do something science related for the rest of your life.
  6. DCRedskinsRule

    DCRedskinsRule 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008
    From what I was told by D1's when I was applying, ignore all HS stuff unless it's something like Valedictorian/Salutatorian, National Merit, or some kind of big scholarship for the undergrad you attended. Some D1's (defn not all) said that including a major AP honor (like National AP Scholar with Distinction) or something like that, might be OK if you have nothing else to put for undergrad...

    Just what I remember. Hope that helps and best of luck!:thumbup:
  7. tinman831

    tinman831 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Administrator Dentist Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    Adding highschool honors to show a longstanding trend of good grades would be beneficial. Putting something you did in highschool as padding for a less than stellar application is not so beneficial.
  8. TarheelKid24

    TarheelKid24 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Thanks for all the input!

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