Should I Send News Clips With My College Applications?

Question: My local newspaper wrote an article last week about my community service project. Should I send news clips of that article to all the colleges I apply to next fall?

Start by reading application instructions on each college's Web site. A few schools will insist that you send NO clippings or similar supplementary materials, but most will allow them. Yet, just because it's permissible, is it appropriate? Here, “The Dean" must provide one of her most frequent—but least favorite—answers: IT DEPENDS.

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