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By Mx18d2 (Mx18d2) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 07:57 pm: Edit

would it help me in some way if i tell that my aunts daughter went to harvard.. and my aunts 2 other daughter and one son went columbia?

By Andrey1225 (Andrey1225) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 08:01 pm: Edit

wouldnt your aunts daughter make her your cousin?

By Quakerboy2 (Quakerboy2) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 08:12 pm: Edit

Nope, probably not, but it can't hurt if you put it on your application, can it?

By Mx18d2 (Mx18d2) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 08:44 pm: Edit

why wouldnt it help?

By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 10:01 pm: Edit

a better question would be "why would it help?"

because that in no way makes you more qualified and/or wanted by the school.

By Mx18d2 (Mx18d2) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 05:52 pm: Edit

arent they considered a family alumni?

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 07:46 pm: Edit

Most school's give "legacy points" only to students who have a parent or sibling who attended. If you have grandparents who've donated big bucks, you'll also get legacy consideration. I don't think cousins will count for much.

By Tuannguyen (Tuannguyen) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 09:21 pm: Edit

Yep, that's what i heard. You get legacy privileges ONLY if your parents went there. You don't get the legacy privilege if your grandparents went there though, but if they donate, you get the donor advantage. And siblings, that depends on the school. Cousins DON'T count (except for maybe a few schools i never heard of).

By Tuannguyen (Tuannguyen) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 09:24 pm: Edit

And if the legacy doesn't count, it'll hurt you if you mention it. Because it'll look like you're trying to push it into their face when it doesn't really even mean anything.

Specifically, i think you should check with Columbia to make sure.

By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 10:08 pm: Edit

penn favors grandchildren. I was looking at their application and in the ED section it said something like "In order to get full consideration, all children and grandchildren of alumni are strongy encouraged to apply ED"

Call Harvard and ask.

By Mx18d2 (Mx18d2) on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 06:21 pm: Edit

thank you all for the info, i appreciate it


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