BA Biological Sciences, USC, 2007 I'll be applying for '10. I'd liek to apply for '09 but I hear it's bad to start extracirricular/volunteer work just a few months (6) before applying. Overall GPA: 3.1 Science GPA: 3.0 or 3.1 Biology GPA: 3.6 I'm Native American and come from a disadvantaged background. No MCAT yet but hope to do well. Any range I need w/ poor gpa? Main question: How much volunteer work and what kinds do I need to put on my app? I saw a guy on this board who had like 15 volunteer/extracirriculars listed. I do not have close to that. All throughout undergrad, all I did was research (because I was thinking grad school). So I've worked in like 6 labs but no volunteering at a hospital or in a foreign country (I'm poor). I have one publication as well. Oh yeah, and I am good at writing and have a lot of references.