Hello all, I am a high school senior applying to college this year and have a question. Like many others on these forums, I have done a lot of self-studying of physics in my spare time, purely out of interest. How should I include self-study on a college application, and for for those you who have done this before, has it helped? I plan on listing it as an extracurricular and also talk about it in my essay. However, I think the problem is that I don't have any evidence to show that I'm not bluffing; is this a legitimate concern? I do have indirect evidence in the form of Physics Olympiad, summer programs, and research, but I feel it doesn't reflect the level of physics that I have studied. I could list textbooks, but then again, I have no evidence to show that I have actually read these books. An even bigger problem is that the admissions officers probably would have never heard of those books. Consider the emphasis colleges place on rigorous and college-level coursework, it seems that self-studying advanced physics is an impressive accomplishment, but I'm not so sure. People who have gone this route; what are your opinions? Thanks.