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AEO Supplemental Application – What to Expect

Your achievement both inside and outside of the classroom is very important to Ivey’s decision. In fact, only at Ivey is your achievement outside of the classroom as important to us as your academic achievement – it is truly a 50/50 balance between academic achievement (grades) and leadership contribution. Please explore some of the sections that you can expect to see on the AEO application, and what they will entail.


Here, you will list, and provide a brief description of any non-academic awards, scholarships, certificates or distinctions you have received in the past 4 years.


This section is the key area to ensure your extra-curriculars stand out and set you apart from other applications. You must write about a minimum of two (2) extra-curricular activities in this section to be eligible to submit your application. You are limited to five (5) additional activities in this section, meaning applicants can write about seven (7) total. Consider all the extracurricular activities (community involvement, paid and/or volunteer work experience, entrepreneurial ventures, clubs, sports, teams), that you have been involved in since the summer before you started secondary school. Select activities that you feel demonstrate your leadership abilities best. Focus your description on elements that demonstrate: leadership, teamwork, initiative, achievement, commitment and breadth.

Each description should focus on one activity only. Please limit your description for each activity to 500 words (the text box will expand to allow you to write up to 500 words). For each activity submitted, you must include a reference name, their position, phone number and email address to verify your submission. Applications without verified references will not be considered for admission. You will have access to sample essays on the application portal.

Video Essay

New to the 2024 Admissions Cycle, you will also be requested to complete a Kira Talent video interview which will consist of five (5) questions. Applicants will be asked a question, given prep time, and a set amount of time to respond. It should only take 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be done on your own time. You will require a desktop or laptop computer with a functioning webcam, microphone, and internet connection. The system allows for unlimited practice questions but once you start the formal interview questions, you must complete all five questions in one attempt. Assessing applicants in Kira Talent helps our admissions team mitigate the impact of bias in the admissions process. Applicants can also rest assured knowing this section will not be graded.

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