Why does American ask for other schools I'm applying to?

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skippy1
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Why does American ask for other schools I'm applying to?

Postby skippy1 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:15 pm

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hokie
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Re: Why does American ask for other schools I'm applying to?

Postby hokie » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:29 pm

a lot of schools ask that question; don't really know the complete reasoning behind it, but I can assure you that it is not limited to American. Putting down peer schools that you are applying to is generally TCR.

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sophia.olive
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Re: Why does American ask for other schools I'm applying to?

Postby sophia.olive » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:32 pm

I would put down peer schools and maybe a school a little below that gives out money and a school a little above that you have a shot at.

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Re: Why does American ask for other schools I'm applying to?

Postby kjadkins » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:31 pm

skippy1 wrote:What's the purpose?


YP... If they see that they're your safety, you're much more likely to get dinged/WLed

Either leave it blank (from my understanding, they can't MAKE you answer questions like that) or put down all peer schools/schools below them

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Re: Why does American ask for other schools I'm applying to?

Postby sundance95 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:36 pm

kjadkins wrote:
skippy1 wrote:What's the purpose?


YP... If they see that they're your safety, you're much more likely to get dinged/WLed

[strike]Either leave it blank (from my understanding, they can't MAKE you answer questions like that) or[/strike] put down all peer schools/schools below them


Don't leave it blank.

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Re: Why does American ask for other schools I'm applying to?

Postby ksimon2007 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:46 pm

I was admitted today...I just put the other D.C. schools and Maryland




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