Is a Disabled Veteran (Chapter 31) considered an URM?

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evanvanreg
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Is a Disabled Veteran (Chapter 31) considered an URM?

Postby evanvanreg » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:16 pm

Sorry if this has come up before, new to the forum, but can anyone help with the answer?

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vanwinkle
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Re: Is a Disabled Veteran (Chapter 31) considered an URM?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:20 pm

No, URM is a legal construct allowing for schools to give boosts to those of certain races or ethnic groups in order to accomplish specific goals of increasing diversity. As such, non-racial categories like disabled veterans are not URMs, by default.

However, it's still possible that you'll get a diversity boost, especially if you have a rather strong Personal Statement. It's just not likely to be as large as the URM boost.

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Re: Is a Disabled Veteran (Chapter 31) considered an URM?

Postby billyez » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Would this fellow qualify as a non-trad, though?




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