a year ago
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Half-day at school for work... should I explain why?

This year I am getting a job and taking a half-day off of school to do so. I have all of the credits I need, and there are no advanced classes available for me to take in the morning anyway. Will colleges be mad about this? Should I state this in the additional information section, do I need to explain why I got a job, or anything else? Thank you.

@AmandaGa year ago

NO, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE GETTING A JOB..but on a different note good luck on the job. I'm sure you if you can get some time to work around your schedule and still have time for college to best of luck to you. I would like to know where you got the job at? Also the job would it be possible for your college degree or Is it just a job that you would be able to take on the responsibilities during your work and for your classes. If you have any way to do college online well 👍

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a year ago

You should definitely describe your reasons for why and what the job is. I don't think colleges will look down on this, especially if it is a job that intrigues you(maybe less so if it is simply at a McDonalds or equivalent). It should not harm your chances to be accepted but if you explain it well it may even help!


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