|By Chemos (Chemos) on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 09:25 pm: Edit|
How do people do it? I'm a junior and I was wondering how people became personal to Deans of Admission to get a stronger edge.
Anyone's successfully work?
|By Chemos (Chemos) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 09:50 pm: Edit|
|By Chemos (Chemos) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 09:51 pm: Edit|
|By Txkid (Txkid) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 12:19 am: Edit|
my friend got into brown that way...but not with dean..with senior admission assistant
|By Chemos (Chemos) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 04:30 pm: Edit|
|By Lethalfang (Lethalfang) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 04:44 pm: Edit|
|By Marthpodi (Marthpodi) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 04:51 pm: Edit|
|By Pisces (Pisces) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 04:56 pm: Edit|
I dont think it's something you can just do. These people who know the deans most likely already had the connections, they didnt just call him up and say let's be friends. It might be possible for you to get to know one of the top professors in your major, if you know what you want to do. That would be more realistic, you could email them, express an interest in the school, and ask about the program. Maybe tell them about some of the work you're doing in highschool, see if they have any suggestions as to some good ec's or summer programs that would prepare you for the college level work.
|By Weez (Weez) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 05:58 pm: Edit|
this is true...i'm hoping to use my father's connections to the dean at Caltech....
|By Aliasswim04 (Aliasswim04) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 03:35 pm: Edit|
I think Pisces is right....it's not something you can just randomly decide to do. I have connections to a dean because my sister's friend's dad went to the college with him (in the same class) and is good friends with him. He also has donated a lot of money to the school so he is well respected by the school... I'm gonna get him (the dad of course) to write a recommendation for me. I think it's something you either have or don't. If it weren't, every dean would have thousands of kids seeking them out.
|By Elleneast (Elleneast) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 05:44 pm: Edit|
You would not believe how many kids have well placed connections writing letters and arranging interviews for them at elite schools. I know students who had interviews arranged with the Presidents and/or the Dean of Admissions at a number of colleges (at both the high and average end of the academic spectrum) and still did not get in. Those kind of connections can be helpful but they are not a lock by any means.....unless (according to some recent reporting in the print media) an immediate family member is writing a monumental check.
For normal folk, having the regional admissions representative to a particular college know who you are is a first step toward their pushing for your admittance at their college (if you have the credentials). When they come to your school or region and make their presentation see if you can chat a little bit afterward. Write a follow up note and as you get ready to apply get your guidance councelor to give the rep a call and sing your praises.
Best of luck.
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