Putting Family Alums on Application

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Mr. Elshal
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Putting Family Alums on Application

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:55 pm

When a school asks you to write down any close family members who attended their school, what does "close" mean? I assume that if they wanted immediate family members they would have said so, but close seems like a pretty vague word.

Basically, every college educated person in my family (just four of us, myself included) attended NYU for all of our degrees, but two of them are uncles (who I am close to). Is this close enough to put on the application? I want to include them because one attended NYU for his BA and JD and the other attended NYU for his BS, MS, JD, and LLM.

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Re: Putting Family Alums on Application

Postby stillwater » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:59 pm

Definitely only put them if they were top 1/3 of their class. No one wants the spawn of bums.

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Re: Putting Family Alums on Application

Postby R86 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:02 pm

You need to make sure to ask if they've been keeping up with alumni donations.

If your uncles haven't ponied up for the alumni fund, the school will ding you just to spite them.

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Re: Putting Family Alums on Application

Postby Mr. Elshal » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:37 pm

R86 wrote:You need to make sure to ask if they've been keeping up with alumni donations.

If your uncles haven't ponied up for the alumni fund, the school will ding you just to spite them.


Do you think this is really true? That's a pretty scary idea.




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