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Author: Lindsey Stahley

Mandee Heller Adler is the Founder and CEO of International College Counselors, one of the world’s largest college admission counseling companies, a Certified Educational Planner and author of From Public School to the Ivy League: How to get into a top school without top dollar resources. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors and two degrees before receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mandee has helped hundreds of students worldwide gain acceptance to college.

Posted Sept. 28, 2015, 8 a.m. by Lindsey Stahley | View Comments
community service

Admissions officers are looking more and more closely at extracurricular activities and leadership skills when evaluating college applicants. So, high school community service can be critical. But before you start accumulating hours for all sorts of miscellaneous things, know that college admissions staff are not just looking for a high number of hours. Community service needs to be the right kind of work and you need to be doing it for the right reasons. // Colleges put a premium on teen community service. They also like students who approach this work with passion and authenticity. Basically, this means a college ...