NMAHamlin wrote:Congrats to the admits!!! I am really hoping to join your ranks soon.
I do have a quick question, though. I was notified yesterday that I have been recognized as the top student in my department. Chicago's website specifically states "Please do not submit any updates or additional materials after your Online Status Checker indicates that your application is "Complete" unless it relates to the Character and Fitness sections of the application."
I'm torn. Softs such as school awards and extracurricular activities is the weakest part of my application. As a parent I haven't had a bunch of time to do more than schoolwork and familial obligations. A named award from my school, although not huge, bolsters this weak area. However, Chicago says don't do it.
Does anyone have experience with this? My strong inclination is to follow instructions and keep my mouth shut as I am past complete and actually UR1 now. Does anyone have any anecdotal evidence supporting one action over the other?
TL:DR - Do I update my application with someone I feel is significant even though Chicago discourages it? Actual evidence preferred.
No offense but it's not that big of an update to alert them. Your gpa should stand out and place you as a top student in your department. uC asks not to be bothered so I personally wouldn't.