Community involvement is not just for adults. For those who are applying to selective colleges, community involvement can make a difference between acceptance and rejection. Of course, what a student does in the classroom and in school is important, but colleges are looking to build community, too, and admission committees want to know its future students will be part of their community effort. Also, select colleges are looking for students who will graduate as well-rounded citizens and community contributors; it’s a feather in their caps and, quite frankly, means a good possibility of successful alumni making monetary donations to their alma maters!
If you want to demonstrate that you are better than average on your application to a top college, part of distinguishing yourself should include community accomplishments. Below are some suggestions for you to think about that you have done or should do during your four years at your high school to help you create an impressive college application.
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