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How do Admission Committees Evaluate Community Service?

Question: What do admission officials think when they see community service on an application, and what sets one student's service experience apart from others? How would one best highlight those activities on applications? Are extra attachments to the applications acceptable?

It used to be a big plus for college admission officials to spot community service on a prospective student’s application. Now, however, it’s almost the norm, especially at the more competitive colleges.

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