Parent's college affecting chances

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By Codasco (Codasco) on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 01:30 am: Edit

Both my mother and father went to the same college. This particular college does not have the best reputation and is known for being a somewhat weak institution. It is also well known for accepting anybody and everybody. If a college's application asks for my parents' college experience, would the fact that they went to a not-so-great school in any way affect my chances of admission?

By Ferrari (Ferrari) on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 01:38 am: Edit


By Piku714 (Piku714) on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 03:24 am: Edit

There are two ways in which your parents' college can HELP you:
1 - If you're a legacy, obviously.
2 - If neither of your parents attended college (therefore you being the first one in your family)

I can't think of any way in which you'd be hurt by where your parents went to college.

By Codasco (Codasco) on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 08:37 pm: Edit

I didn't think it would hurt me. I just wanted to verify it. Thanks.

By Bobellison (Bobellison) on Monday, August 18, 2003 - 08:51 pm: Edit

well if you apply to osu and both your parents went to michigan...haha

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