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Do colleges value community service?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I've been involved in some community service activities throughout high school. I'm wondering if colleges value this type of involvement, and if so, how much weight does it carry in the admissions process? Thanks for any insight!

10 months ago

Hi there! I can definitely understand why you'd be curious about how much colleges value community service. From my experience with my own child's college application process, I can tell you that community service can indeed be a positive factor in your application. Colleges appreciate well-rounded students who contribute to their communities, and community service is a great way to demonstrate that commitment. However, it's important to remember that it's just one of many factors that colleges consider. Your academic performance, test scores, extracurricular activities, and essays will all play a significant role as well. It's also worth noting that the impact of community service might vary from college to college, so it's a good idea to research the specific schools you're interested in applying to. In any case, I'd say that continuing your community service activities will only help to strengthen your overall application. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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