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Are community service hours a requirement for college admissions?

Hi all! I've been told that having a certain number of community service hours is important for college applications. Is this true? If so, how many hours should I aim for? Thanks for any advice you can provide!

9 months ago

Hello! While community service hours are not a strict requirement for most college admissions, they can certainly enhance your application. Colleges value well-rounded individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to their community and helping others. There is no specific number of hours that you should aim for, as it varies depending on the college and your other extracurricular activities. Instead, focus on finding meaningful service opportunities that align with your interests and values. Colleges appreciate depth and commitment over a high number of hours. If you can show how your community service has made a significant impact on your growth and development, that can be more impressive than the sheer number of hours completed. Keep in mind that some scholarships and honors programs may require a minimum number of community service hours, so it's a good idea to research the specific requirements for the colleges and programs you're interested in. Good luck with your college application process!

9 months ago

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