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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Kay51, May 4, 2007.
How much do EC activities and volunteer work count on your application ..really??
Depends...just use your free time wisely.
If other areas of your application (e.g. GPA, PCAT) are lacking ,then it might make a significant difference.
One of my friends was accepted into UCSF with a below average GPA but she had stellar ECs and volunteer work.
Yes, I think it really does depend. Like a previous poster mentioned, if your grades are subpar, those activities can perhaps make a difference. It didn't come up at all in my interview, but then I was out of college for a few years, working as a technician, and my grades were good. That could also have something to do with it-- where you are in your education. If you're out of college and working, they may not place too much significance on what clubs you joined in high school or what volunteer activities you were involved in; perhaps they would look at it more if you're coming straight from high school. I would at least have a few extracurriculars and volunteer experience.
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