taxguy wrote:First, I don't respond to flames. So feel free to flame away. I'm a big boy and can usually take it. I guess some of you are either just bored or need to act and say inappropriete things that you would never say in person,which I find rather sad.
Second, I am responding to the OP only. If you don't like what I said, don't read it. If you don't like my participation, go away.
Third, my son was the one who primarily called admission offices about it. He got most of the information. I was able to glean some information because of my background teaching lawyers continuing education. Thus, I made a LOT of connections. Frankly, If I could, I would use my connections for admission. Whether you like it or not or approve or not is immaterial to me. Whether you think that using connections is becoming too much of a helicopter parent is immaterial to me.
Fouth: IF you think that using connections in life is some form of cheating or is disreputable, you are a fool.Connections are valuable. Networking is what distinguishes the successful from the rest of the chaff, as I am sure many of you will learn in later years.
However, despite all this, I wish you well in your endeavors.
1 and 2 seem like the same point to me. Also, who said anything about "connections"?