Listing relatives on applications

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vaperera
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Listing relatives on applications

Postby vaperera » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:26 pm

When a school asks you for relatives that have attended their school, do they only mean immediate family? Is ok to list a cousin?

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bk1
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Re: Listing relatives on applications

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:28 pm

It won't matter.

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Re: Listing relatives on applications

Postby r6_philly » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:33 pm

bk1 wrote:It won't matter.


Then why do they ask? Granted it matters much more for UG, but it should still mean something. What, I don't know.

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Re: Listing relatives on applications

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:37 pm

r6_philly wrote:
bk1 wrote:It won't matter.


Then why do they ask? Granted it matters much more for UG, but it should still mean something. What, I don't know.


Okay it matters 1%, or a bit more if your relative is one of the very few who has donated at least 7 figures.

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Re: Listing relatives on applications

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:04 pm

bk1 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
bk1 wrote:It won't matter.


Then why do they ask? Granted it matters much more for UG, but it should still mean something. What, I don't know.


Okay it matters 1%, or a bit more if your relative is one of the very few who has donated at least 7 figures.


What if it's a sibling who graduated Order of the Coif and on a full ride?

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Re: Listing relatives on applications

Postby canuck » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:09 pm

bk1 wrote:Okay it matters 1%, or a bit more if your relative is one of the very few who has donated at least 7 figures.


Actually this is completely false. At Yale, for example, the size of a relative's donation does not matter at all. They add a certain amount points to your application if you have a relative who has donated $15 or $15 000 000.

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Re: Listing relatives on applications

Postby WestOfTheRest » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:24 pm

canuck wrote:
bk1 wrote:Okay it matters 1%, or a bit more if your relative is one of the very few who has donated at least 7 figures.


Actually this is completely false. At Yale, for example, the size of a relative's donation does not matter at all. They add a certain amount points to your application if you have a relative who has donated $15 or $15 000 000.

Really, they add points? I'd like to see this scoreboard.

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Re: Listing relatives on applications

Postby Lwoods » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:55 pm

bk1 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
bk1 wrote:It won't matter.


Then why do they ask? Granted it matters much more for UG, but it should still mean something. What, I don't know.


Okay it matters 1%, or a bit more if your relative is one of the very few who has donated at least 7 figures.

Depends on the school. Notre Dame has legacy admissions, but you're only a legacy if a parent graduated from ND. I still listed my uncle and cousin, though, because the application said "family members".




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