I'm not sure if I'm eligible for application fee assistance programs. My parents and grandma agreed to help with my application fees and I've also got about 3k saved up. I did receive a pell grant and full years worth of tuition + a $2000 stipend for every quarter for the past year at my uni, but I believe the requirements for eligibility are slightly different for that.Are you eligible for application fee assistance programs? Have you ever participated in academic enrichment programs? Have you networked with admissions recruiters, diversity/student affairs staff, or students who are AMSA/SNMA members who could connect you to their peers with similar stories as yours? Any networking with students on SDN?
In the context of your application, your volunteering hours are on par with the majority of applicants, and research hours are fine (though if you did it as part of a course as opposed to an independent study, you shouldn't be counting those hours as an experience).
Thank you! I had UCSF originally but I thought it was too much of a longshot. With the suggestions from this thread I'll have 30 MD schools and probably about 7 DO schools. Does this seem like a good number for my overall app?OP, delete Brown, U cincy, both U AZs, CNU
add UCSF , Keck, SLU, Creighton, Emory, but get in more service to others,