I am barely a non-trad. I graduated with a degree in finance and management last spring and immediately went to school ( ie. the Monday after graduation, yuck), took Bio 1 and 2, Org 1 and 2, Chem 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 and am currently taking Genetics and Biochemistry. Taking the MCAT on August 14th and have been getting 35 on a couple of practice tests. I have a science GPA of 3.8 (not counting current 6 hours) and a business GPA also of 3.8. I am also going to be shadowing a very well known and respected neurologist for 20 hours in July. Now here is my problem, I have no real volunteer experience. I volunteered significantly in HS in nursing homes, recycling programs and other such activities as well as my freshmen year of college. But after that nothing. I had significant extra curriculars, namely 20+ hrs a week of varsity cross country and track at a pretty good and well known program for five years, including the post-bacc. year, in addition to working 10 hrs a week part time the post bacc year, but no volunteering. I have tried to set up some this summer starting in July when classes are over but most hospitals require you to begin in June or even may for student programs and several others want a 6 month commitment which I can not give. So, if I were to just say forget it, I have a strong application except volunteering , good shadowing and I am a non-trad, would this fly? Would schools completely rule me out becuase I have no volunteer experience as of late? Is it worth it to volunteer for two months (july and august) before I send in my apps? Sorry for the length and thanks for any replies!