My parents are from Trinidad am I a URM?

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sramkissoon91
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My parents are from Trinidad am I a URM?

Postby sramkissoon91 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:01 pm

My father was born and raised in Trinidad? He is from the Indian descent. My mother was also born and raised in Trinidad. Her mother is of Indian descent and her father is from Nigeria. My parents were divorced when I was 13 and money was tight. I joined the military to pay for college and here I am. Not sure entirely on how URM works but would love to get a little insight.

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fips tedora
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Re: My parents are from Trinidad am I a URM?

Postby fips tedora » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:04 pm

If you're Nigerian then you would be considered a URM.

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clarion
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Re: My parents are from Trinidad am I a URM?

Postby clarion » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:30 pm

Yeah, you could be URM as far as being African-American (Nigerian) is concerned, but Trini in and of itself does not make one URM. So yeah, in other words, if you put on your apps that you are African-American or Black (of African descent) or however they phrase it, then you'll get a boost. But if you put that you are.... w/e other category you might be tempted to put instead(?), then you won't.

And of course, this is based on the ABA definition of URM.

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Nova
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Re: My parents are from Trinidad am I a URM?

Postby Nova » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:25 pm

sramkissoon91 wrote:Her mother is of Indian descent and her father is from Nigeria.


Are you a quarter black, OP? If yes, boost. If no, no boost.

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franklyscarlet
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Re: My parents are from Trinidad am I a URM?

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:02 pm

Being trini isn't a boost (side note: there are a surprising amount of us on here!). If you are of African descent, then yes.

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Re: My parents are from Trinidad am I a URM?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:02 pm

African-Americans (meaning racially black) get a URM boost at most schools. Do you identify as black/AA? If you do, then you should be treated as URM (even if you're only 1/4 AA).




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