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Is Lack of Community Service an Ivy Deal-Breaker?

Question: I live in the United Arab Emirate. I go to international schools and I am an A student but I don't do community service because we have none. Do I have a chance of getting into an Ivy?

While admission officials are always interested in attracting applicants who are not only strong students but also good community members, community service is not an admissions imperative, regardless of where you live or what the grapevine tells you.

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