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TX8

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    I have volunteered for a semester in a research lab on campus and have the opportunity to receive one hour of credit for said research. This would be a guaranteed A for an upper level research elective and could be taken again in subsequent semesters. The downside is that I would have to pay for the course. I am also not sure if the research would look better to adcoms on a volunteer basis as opposed to getting credit for it. Thanks for any insight.
     

    MedPR

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      I have volunteered for a semester in a research lab on campus and have the opportunity to receive one hour of credit for said research. This would be a guaranteed A for an upper level research elective and could be taken again in subsequent semesters. The downside is that I would have to pay for the course. I am also not sure if the research would look better to adcoms on a volunteer basis as opposed to getting credit for it. Thanks for any insight.

      Volunteer imo. Even if your GPA is low an A in a 1 credit course isn't going to do much for you.
       
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        Research is research whether its for credit of voluntary, what you get out of it is most important. If you are getting a good experience from it and you find it to be worthwhile of your time and money then go for it, it will probably end up being a great experience depending on your level of commitment and involvement.
         

        torshi

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          I have volunteered for a semester in a research lab on campus and have the opportunity to receive one hour of credit for said research. This would be a guaranteed A for an upper level research elective and could be taken again in subsequent semesters. The downside is that I would have to pay for the course. I am also not sure if the research would look better to adcoms on a volunteer basis as opposed to getting credit for it. Thanks for any insight.

          Doing it for credit is better than volunteering. of course it cost money since it counts towards credits = easy A as well. My school only gives credits no grade...

          Do it.
           
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