I have no volunteering and I'm a senior in HS - Please help!?
I'm graduating HS and plan to attend the fall 2013 term for the Universities of California, but on my UC application I have no volunteer work at all, and only some ECs. I'm an Asian-American student. But I have a good reason: my father is bankrupt and unemployed, and my mother recieves extremely low income for 5 family members as a nail salon worker. In my free time, I come to my family store to help out, such as being a temporary receptionist, or managing the supplies to ease the stress off my parents. Thus I have no time to volunteer - only time to focus on my studies and help my family. And I couldn't participate in a lot of ECs since I had to pick up my elementary grade sister immediately after school then go to the store. But I doubt I can cite my contribution to my family store as work experience since 1) it is my family's business and 2) it's not an official job.. I'm wondering if the UC admissions office or scholarships will disregard my application if they see that I have not been involved in my community? I plan include a lot of this in my personal statement. My GPA is 4.33 weighted and 4.0 unweighted, and my SAT score is near 1800. My coursework consists of 10 APs in my HS year, with 6 being senior year. I really wish to attend either UC Davis, UC Irvine or UC Riverside and I'm afraid that I'll get rejected due to my no-volunteering history. Thank you for answering me, Akito
Asked By: Super S - 10/25/2012
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Don't worry too much about it; unlike private schools, which tend to put quite a bit of weight on EC's when looking at applicants, the UC's put more emphasis on GPA/test scores over EC's, and don't care as much about how many EC's you've done (as long as you aren't leaving the whole EC section blank; I only had 4 EC's... More
Answered By: Jun。放鬆 - 10/25/2012
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