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How does UCSD calculate service hours?

JeSuisJeSuis Posts: 1,928Registered User Senior Member
So I've done over 200 hours of community service, but I don't understand how UCSD actually calculates it. The hours per week, weeks per year thing seems a bit unreliable. Do I need to mention somewhere that I have indeed done "x" amount of hours? Or will they just look at the hours per week per year and calculate it themselves?

Thanks!
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Replies to: How does UCSD calculate service hours?

  • JeSuisJeSuis Posts: 1,928Registered User Senior Member
    I know you know. Don't ignore me.
  • spatel23spatel23 Posts: 794Registered User Member
    im sure they will calculate it themselves.. think about it this way man: they have lets say 50,000+ applications per year which they must complete in 2-3 months maximum.. if they request and personally check each applicant its gonna give a lot of pain.. my guess is they will just calculate it themselves..like 26 hours per week for .5 year.. that is about 936 hours total.. the math is much easier to do rather than personally checking each one..

    "Do I need to mention somewhere that I have indeed done "x" amount of hours? "
    i am on the same application and i have been through it a gazillion times.. it never says to "specifically" state how many hours you have done... but if someone else knows something i dont feel free to chop my words!

    * also you can contact the admissions office too if no one answers :) good luck*
  • JeSuisJeSuis Posts: 1,928Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah, I just feel like the hours per weeks per year thing is really unreliable. I mean, I change the hours I volunteer every week and so I just put an estimate. But this estimate could put me well above or well below the exact number of hours I've volunteered.
  • spatel23spatel23 Posts: 794Registered User Member
    i know it sucks if you've worked in hte same place for say 1 and 1/4 years.. its so hard to tell.. lol! how many hours per year.. asdnhuiashdnasjk hahah

    that was going to happen to me (i was gonna stop volunteering and take up a job.. but i decided to go with the 6 more months so it would be easier on resumes and applications...
  • JeSuisJeSuis Posts: 1,928Registered User Senior Member
    Oh well, I think no matter how UCSD calculates it I should have 250+.

    It's funny how we're both always on this forum haha. Hope to see you at UCSD next year!
  • hopefullyokayhopefullyokay Posts: 257Registered User Junior Member
    Just give your best average. They're not going to go back and check everyone's application. I assume they'll probably do some quick math and leave it at that, as spatel23 was saying. Don't worry too much, just don't outwardly lie (always your best bet, I'd say).

    They want to see long term commitments and passions, so seeing that you do something a certain amount of hours per week is stronger than saying you've done 100 hours, or whatever, since you can do that in a few days and be done with that. Make sense?
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