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Is volunteering really necessary for college admissions?

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There is lot of talk about volunteering etc... while I understand its really good to do something that interest you and help you build story but how far is it really mandatory from college admission evaluation point of view.

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    • Julia (Yale University - Biology)
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      It's not strictly mandatory. However, I think most people will be able to find some way to volunteer in a way that is interesting to them and colleges certainly like to see that. For example, I'm interested in healthcare, so I work with a migrant farm worker health clinic in the summer. Some kind of volunteer activity should be easy to fit in your schedule. An hour once a month is still something!

      Date: 06-05-2017
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