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Does volunteer count?

confidentconfident 178 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
Does UC Davis give points for volunteer work? I looked at their comprehensive review page and not sure where volunteer work would be placed.

http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/admissions/fr_selection_process.cfm
edited December 2006
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  • megathundermegathunder 924 replies90 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,014 Senior Member
    Definitely, isn't it on the same level if not higher than community service?
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  • nillo_joenillo_joe 56 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    Yes. List it under community involvement if done under your own or list as extracurricular if done through a club or organization
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  • confidentconfident 178 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    Thank you!
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  • karuptkarupt 275 replies42 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 317 Member
    It's not listed in their comprehensive review however... so they don't give points for it?
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  • megathundermegathunder 924 replies90 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,014 Senior Member
    Of course they do, it has to be somewhere in there. CS and volunteering is one of the most important parts of the application..
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  • karuptkarupt 275 replies42 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 317 Member
    But it's not, take a look at their listed Comprehensive Review yourself... there is no poitns for volunteer work. Even UCSD's comprehensive review lists it.
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  • confidentconfident 178 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    Just checked with UC Davis Admission Office. Volunteer work is NOT included in comprehensive review.
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  • megathundermegathunder 924 replies90 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,014 Senior Member
    Hmm, well it must be taken into account somewhere outside of the comprehensive review. Theres no way CS and volunteering is not taken into consideration, this is UC after all..
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  • karuptkarupt 275 replies42 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 317 Member
    Isn't the CR the only thing that dictates whether you get in or not?
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  • UC DavisUC Davis 1189 replies7 discussionsCollege Rep Posts: 1,196 Senior Member
    I’m not sure who confident checked with but, volunteer work can be used for the comprehensive review process even though it is not explicitly listed on our comprehensive review scoring table.
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  • karuptkarupt 275 replies42 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 317 Member
    Wow, a college rep!

    Do you know the amount of points given?

    UCSD lists the amount of piotns given for the number of hours volunteered.

    Thanks.
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  • confidentconfident 178 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    I emailed the freshman admission office and the response was "Volunteer work is not taken into consideration for admissions purporses." I am glad to know that volunteer work can be used in the comprehensive review. Are there points assigned based on the number of hours worked? Thank you so much for your response.
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  • UC DavisUC Davis 1189 replies7 discussionsCollege Rep Posts: 1,196 Senior Member
    It doesn’t appear our system is like UCSD according to karupt. We can consider volunteer work, but we don’t assign points for the hours worked.
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  • California-BoltCalifornia-Bolt 966 replies59 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,025 Senior Member
    UCD Admission rep

    I know you might not have an exact answer, but how much do UC Adcoms value being an Eagle Scout? I actually have a couple friends at UCD right now who were Eagles, but they also had fairly strong grades/SATs

    Thanks!
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  • UC DavisUC Davis 1189 replies7 discussionsCollege Rep Posts: 1,196 Senior Member
    We recognize how much work it takes to reach Eagle Scout. It is something that Davis will look for in an applicant. Congratulations to anyone at this hard earned level.
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