Playing the Girlfriend Card

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By Ares15 (Ares15) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:06 am: Edit

Good idea or bad idea? Anyone have success, or otherwise, trying this route?

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:34 am: Edit

Bad idea.

It might convey the notion that you want to go there simply for that, and not because you think you are a good fit for the college and vice versa.

By Crnchycereal (Crnchycereal) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:37 am: Edit

Bad idea. I can't imagine any college on the face of the planet that would accept an applicant because of this reason.

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 11:45 am: Edit

The "I have a friend who goes to this college and speaks highly of it" route is usually a good one. The college knows that you've done your research into what student life is really like.

On the other hand, the "girlfriend card" would probably get you a rejection - they could assume that you would be more focused on the b/f than on academics and contributing to the community. They could assume that you'll meet someone else and transfer. They could assume that you have little passion for the school (and academics).

By Winterfresh (Winterfresh) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 12:18 pm: Edit

This is a horrible route to take.

By Flyguy (Flyguy) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:29 pm: Edit

Wow, people on this forum have girlfriends? j/k

By Sammileah (Sammileah) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit


By Matthias (Matthias) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 02:37 pm: Edit

I pulled it on my Columia app....except we're not exactly dating....hell she doesn't even know me....I've been secretly stalking her for the past four years.

She's a freshman at Columbia...only a few more months, S_______, and we will be together and inseperable.

By Flyguy (Flyguy) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit

Good luck with that Matty

By Mzremixx (Mzremixx) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 04:04 pm: Edit

Terrible tactic...if I saw this, I would be like, umm ok this person is whipped and will just follow her bf around...DENIED. Try to go with something else, like how you would fit in with the college.

By Peterline (Peterline) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:38 pm: Edit

i did that on my nyu app
but its girlfriends..not girlfriend
their names are mary-kate and ashley

By Neona (Neona) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:50 pm: Edit

Nice jugs, Matthias...

By Matthias (Matthias) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit

Thanks, Neona, I work out (can't you tell...........)

Thanks, Flyguy, I just have a great feeling about my application being accepted.

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