|Paul (ppp-70-247-155-180.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 126.96.36.199)|
|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 5:11 pm: |
I am very interested in applying for PC, but from looking at the webpage it seems like having a college degree is important prior to joining. I am currently working on my bachelors, but am thinking of taking a couple years off to join.
Can anyone tell me how much of a factor that is in getting accepted?
|Anonymous (ppp-70-251-186-136.dsl.austtx.swbell.net - 188.8.131.52)|
|Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 - 1:06 pm: |
It depends, if you have experience that is needed then you could qualify ... But why not finish the degree and then join?
|Anonymous (ns1.peacecorps.gov - 184.108.40.206)|
|Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 4:16 pm: |
As Anonymous stated, experience sometimes allows an applicant to qualify for Peace Corps. It is much more infrequent today than it was in the early days of Peace Corps (the 60's-early 70's). If you qualify for Peace Corps service without the degree, there is a new program about to be announced that would allow you to use some of your Peace Corps experience as credit towards a degree. Watch for the announcement, but keep plugging away on the degree regardless.