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- Apr 6, 2009
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thank you very much for the suggestions.
In the small hopes that you read this--I reckon you have considerable insight into the application/admissions process--I'd welcome your thoughts.
I have a good GPA (3.75--very strong upward trend from 3.0 mid-soph) with very strong ECs. I have about 2.5 years of strong clinicals (in the guts and glory of the ED, about 600 volunteer hours, not including paid), am president of 2 clubs, and have some good research experience (small co-author and 1 year). I'm also a sponsored biker. I also write articles for the school paper (though not regularly).
Only problem is I have a very average school work load (12 units, which is average at my school). I've taken several 14 units classes and also a 16 unit quarter where I got a 3.95. The reason is because on the side, I run my own non-profit clothing business (I'm a co-owner) in Norcal with a bunch of friends, where profits go to humanitarian groups in Africa to combat starvation.
Will this jeapordize my chances in Cali? How will adcomms look at this? Should I drop my business and pick up 16/18 unit quarters?
Anybody else's opinions are welcome. Just curious...sorry for the thread jack : )
I REALLY hope I didn't reveal my identity...oh and I'm an Asian male, if that affects anything <3