|By maeve on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 10:25 am: Edit|
My husband works at a state university in a high profile job - would this be considered with any weight by selective universities' adcoms?
|By Shennie (Shennie) on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 12:48 pm: Edit|
Just my opinion, but not likely.
|By Dadster on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 08:06 pm: Edit|
My guess is that professional courtesy won't extend to an admissions boost (unless maybe the admissions officer is an alum of that state university!).
|By anonj on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 08:37 am: Edit|
My husband also works at a university in a vp level position. I was kind of hoping the same thing - that maybe if there were a bunch of kind of equal apps it might give my kid's app a little push over the edge! But maybe not. I actually posted this on the "other" board a while ago and the opinions were all over the board. Some said it was like adding 100 points to their SAT (which I doubt) or that since adcoms would want *their* children to have that little edge, they would give it themselves. Others said no advantage. The day I actually meet a person who is on an adcom of a competitive school I'm going to ask!
|By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 03:10 pm: Edit|
My husband works at a university, too. My mom worked at a university when I was applying to colleges. From what I have seen and heard, such things aren't a hook unless the student is applying to the college where their parents work.
Otherwise, I think that once the colleges learn about the parents' job, they expect a more sophisticated application from the student than they would if, for instance, the students' parents worked in the consrtruction field. Colleges know that kids of universeity administrators get all sorts of sophisticated info about how to stand out in the college application process.
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