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 and Ivy League Admission

Many students and their parents believe that participating in community service is essential to gain admission to a highly selective college — including an Ivy League college. They think that if you aren’t a member of eight community service organizations, you’re not doing as much as your competition and you … 

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