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Because volunteer work has become a common item on applicants’ activities list, how deeply you engage in bettering your community is what will ultimately set you apart.
Let’s take a closer look at how you can make the most of your community service.
The Common App activities section is somewhat of a strange animal in the world of customizable resumes and CVs. Instead of the freedom to adjust margins and font size as you wish, students are given just 10 slots—and about 150-characters per slot—to describe their academic, research, sports, community service, and club commitments.
College applications—with their numerous essay requirements, recommendation letters, and activity lists—can feel difficult to tackle and easy to put off for another time.
But procrastination is not your friend. When we ask our graduating students their advice for the next class of seniors, one suggestion inevitably comes up: start early. The sooner you begin, the better.
Though it is the student who goes off to college, there is no denying that the application process is a family affair. Whether it’s your first child or you’ve sent more than one to college, this is a major transition for everyone.