Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)

Are Cambodians considered URMs?

Whats a Cambodian?, 7-10 LSAT boost
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No votes
Yes, 4-7 LSAT boost
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Yes, 1-4 LSAT boost
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18%
Yes, probably no boost
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No votes
Maybe
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5%
No
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68%
All asians look alike anyways?
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5%
 
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Reuthana
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Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

Postby Reuthana » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:54 am

I've come across a few different opinions in regards to the URM status of South East Asians. I happen to be Cambodian, didn't submit a diversity statement but mentioned it in my PS. Looking for a consensus as to whether Cambodians and/or other southeast asians are URMs and if the "boost" is applicable. Been searching all over the web but there just aren't too many statistics around. Information direct/or indirect from prior admissions officials would be most helpful. Thanks all.

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Nom Sawyer
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Re: Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:55 am

Sorry, no Asians are considered URM... only African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics get a URM boost. You might get a small bump from diversity, basically like an extra soft, but you would have to write about it in a diversity statement.

awesomepossum
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Re: Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

Postby awesomepossum » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:58 am

What Nom said.

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Re: Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

Postby orphanarium » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:15 am

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NayBoer
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Re: Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

Postby NayBoer » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:18 am

Nom Sawyer wrote:Sorry, no Asians are considered URM... only African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics get a URM boost. You might get a small bump from diversity, basically like an extra soft, but you would have to write about it in a diversity statement.
Also, general consensus is only Mexican and Puerto Rican get a noticeable boost, not Other Hispanic.

orphanarium
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Re: Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

Postby orphanarium » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:21 am

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newyorker88
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Re: Are Cambodians and other SE Asians considered URMs?

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:40 am

NayBoer wrote:
Nom Sawyer wrote:Sorry, no Asians are considered URM... only African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics get a URM boost. You might get a small bump from diversity, basically like an extra soft, but you would have to write about it in a diversity statement.
Also, general consensus is only Mexican and Puerto Rican get a noticeable boost, not Other Hispanic.


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