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Is it easier to get into a university if I already work there?

fakeman200fakeman200 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
I am 21 years old and currently at a community college. I am applying to a position at a university since I meet all the requirements and exceed all qualifications. If If I were to get the job, would this help my chances of being accepted to this same school when I transfer? My GPA when I intend to transfer will be about a 3.2, while the average acceptance GPA of that school is more than 3.5. The job is also not relevant to my field of study. (My major is also impacted.)

Replies to: Is it easier to get into a university if I already work there?

  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 5,201 Senior Member
    It's hard to know as schools differ on this. I would think that generally, yes - it helps. With that said, they might feel more compelled to admit someone who had been there for a decade than a few months. In any case, you should be able to use your employment on campus as a good means of exploring the school and connecting with resources who might help you make a compelling case for acceptance even if the admissions itself won't give you preference.
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