PARENTS' Phone Number on Apps?

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shoop
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PARENTS' Phone Number on Apps?

Postby shoop » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:13 pm

I've noticed a couple applications ask for my parents' phone number in addition to addresses and occupations.

Has anyone heard of admissions committees calling applicants' parents prior to rendering a decision (or, I guess, after a decision)? If so, what on earth for?

I ask because some of my statements might mention some "true but hush-hush" things about me and about my family. Insofar as these things involve my parents, I have their permission to discuss them, but there are a couple personal lines I might drop that would be news to Mom and Pops if they heard them.

I would love to think it is beyond the realm of possibility that any admissions officer would call my parents, let alone mention any aspect of my statement to them--even in passing--but I hate to leave anything to chance, yanno? Does anyone have any experiences, advice, or "STFU, PARANOID PERSON" sniping for me?

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Re: PARENTS' Phone Number on Apps?

Postby HowdyYall » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:17 pm

im curious in this too, soooo bumperoo

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OGR3
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Re: PARENTS' Phone Number on Apps?

Postby OGR3 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:25 pm

Law schools don't accept orphans. If the adcomms think you might be one, they just call and verify. If you are an orphan, just ask a friend's parents to cover for you.

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Re: PARENTS' Phone Number on Apps?

Postby HowdyYall » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:26 pm

OGR3 wrote:Law schools don't accept orphans. If the adcomms think you might be one, they just call and verify. If you are an orphan, just ask a friend's parents to cover for you.


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