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Hi, 

So the consensus is that if you continued these past the age of 16 you should still use the real start date. 

However, in the level of performance part I am guessing you should only list what was achieved AFTER turning 16? For instance let's say I played a sport from age 10 to 18. I shouldn't list a performance/competition from age 15.5 ?

 

Sorry if this is confusing lol . Thank you :) 

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I started one activity as a child and won national competitions. I indicated the real age I started this activity as it demonstrated perseverance, discipline, focus and a long term commitment to achieve excellence in the field. 

If your level of performance was such that age 15.5 you won an important competition, I would show that. In my case, it was only necessary to show my level beyond age 16 to demonstrate my achievements.

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On 8/18/2018 at 5:15 PM, pyridoxal-phosphate said:

Hi, 

So the consensus is that if you continued these past the age of 16 you should still use the real start date. 

However, in the level of performance part I am guessing you should only list what was achieved AFTER turning 16? For instance let's say I played a sport from age 10 to 18. I shouldn't list a performance/competition from age 15.5 ?

 

Sorry if this is confusing lol . Thank you :) 

I would put it if it happened in Grade 11 or age of 16. The reason is those with late birthdays are unfairly disadvantaged if we were to use age as a cutoff. 

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