Service Hours

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  1. USNA2015Candidate

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    How much weight does the admissions board put on service hours? I ask this because I have over 1,500 service hours. I volunteer as a firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician at my community's local fire station.

    BTW, I'm 3'Q with a nomination.
     
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    You are going to want to kill me after this response because you have heard it one million times, but here is what I have seen over the years on this forum: there is no magical formula for how much each thing counts. Instead they look at the candidate as a whole. So while it will no doubt help you and impress the admissions board, you have to have the rest of the package as well. Best of luck, and I hope you do not want to strangle me.
     
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    That impresses the heck out of me, and it probably does to most people. For what that's worth!c:thumb:
     
  4. Whistle Pig

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    While I don't believe specifically for service hours, indeed there is a specific weighting for various factors in the WP equation. The most heavily weighted specific factor is the math SAT/ACT. I believe it was given 18% weighting. Perhaps someone has the table. Mine got consumed in a hard disk disaster. But service hours goes in as EC, I'm sure and is no doubt far more subjective.
     

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