Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

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Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

Postby jdhopeful11 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:36 pm

-Personal Statement
-Resume
-App
-LOR

what else?

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Re: Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

Postby 270910 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:05 pm

They'll figure it out, and it doesn't matter?

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Re: Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:44 pm

Non-traditional how? If you are talking work experience, then your resume contains it. If it is some other factor, the personal statement or a diversity statement (or both).

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Re: Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:45 pm

disco_barred wrote:They'll figure it out, and it doesn't matter?


I wouldn't say it doesn't matter. I got into Michigan, slightly above my numbers, and was given $30K because of my prior "leadership" in the military.

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Re: Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

Postby 270910 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:53 pm

blhoward2 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:They'll figure it out, and it doesn't matter?


I wouldn't say it doesn't matter. I got into Michigan, slightly above my numbers, and was given $30K because of my prior "leadership" in the military.


That's awesome, congrats / thanks! (Is it tacky to just indiscriminately thank members of the armed forces for their services?)

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Re: Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:10 pm

disco_barred wrote:
blhoward2 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:They'll figure it out, and it doesn't matter?


I wouldn't say it doesn't matter. I got into Michigan, slightly above my numbers, and was given $30K because of my prior "leadership" in the military.


That's awesome, congrats / thanks! (Is it tacky to just indiscriminately thank members of the armed forces for their services?)


It's not though sometimes it can be uncomfortable when it's a complete stranger because you don't know what to say in return. :)

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Re: Best way to indicate you are a non-traditional student

Postby dynomite » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:16 pm

andyman wrote:-Personal Statement
-Resume
-App
-LOR

what else?


All of these, but particularly your personal statement. That's your chance -- you have a blank page on which to prove to them that you're "non-traditional."

Pick your theme, describe it well (and concisely), then get a few recommenders who will back up the image you're presenting of yourself.




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