Well, it's obviously easier for them to award points that way. When you write things in (the ones not listed) they have to choose what to give you. So it'd be better IMHO to try to get most on the list; if you have some really defining ones, obviously write them down. Furthermore, it's not about sheer number of extracurrivulars, its more about leadership and what you actually did in each activity. If you have something not on the list that you've done really well at and hold a leadership position in, it'd be better to write it down in the free response section.I have a question for you all regarding extracurricular activities. Does admissions look more favorably upon the extracurricular activities list than the ones not listed?
Thanks in advance!