Community Service is Not a Prerequisite for Admission

One of the core objectives of our college admissions blog is to correct misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process. These misconceptions are so often perpetuated by high school counselors, by private college counselors, by college admissions officers, by the press, by moms standing behind you at the grocery … 

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Community Service in Foreign Countries

Do community service in foreign countries to make the world better. But don’t do it in the hope that it’ll improve your chances of getting into a highly selective college. Because that’s rather shortsighted. Indeed a bunch of folks have written in with letters to “The New York Times” in … 

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