Does a sibling enrolled in a school help?





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: February 2003 Archive: Does a sibling enrolled in a school help?
By eagerbeaver on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 01:15 pm: Edit

Eg. If my brother is a sophomore at Stanford, does it increase my chances of getting into Stanford?

By irid on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 01:55 pm: Edit

I have heard that it does help if you have a sibling enrolled at the school.

By David on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:30 pm: Edit

I want to attend a school that my brother is attending. My stats are not as good as his but I am hoping that because he is there it will help.
Also, I will be applying ED and I will not be asking for financial aid. I will also write a letter showing how familiar I am with the school already because of my brother. Tufts is the school.

By Macy d. on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:32 pm: Edit

Is it only parents that help you get enrolled or are sisters and brothers considered legacies at Tufts?

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:36 pm: Edit

Exactly David! Same here- my brother had a 1500 [760V, 740M], I got a 1420 first shot [will take it again]...
All my other grades are a shade below his. My EC record is better though.
PLus, he's doing very well at Stanford [GPA 4+]. Maybe, they'll consider that!

By suzy on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:40 pm: Edit

Do you think that not asking for financial aid really helps you get in?

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:42 pm: Edit

Yeah- Colleges are looking for full-payers.... [I guess]... Unless, you're absolutely brilliant!

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:01 pm: Edit

What're the best books to study from? [I used Barron's for the Jan 2003 test....]

By David on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:14 pm: Edit

So do you think it helps if my brother is enrolled at Tufts? Will it help me get in?

By lol on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 07:22 pm: Edit

I think it will. At my school there was a girl with nothing- •••••• grades/ scores/ no ec's but got into stanford since her brother and father went there.

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:20 am: Edit

Better chances with a dad going to a school than a sibling, I guess...

By JSwanzzz on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 03:43 am: Edit

I heard that if you have a sibling enrolled in the school you are applying to, you are almost guaranteed admission if you have equal or better stats then he or she.

By Carlos on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 06:55 am: Edit

What if your stats are not as good as the enrolled sib? Will they still take you if you"re going to pay full tuition and are born on puerto
rican mainland?

By leeza on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 01:41 pm: Edit

If you're from Puerto Rico doesn't that make you a urm and help you get in? And if you're paying full tuition I would say you're in. And hey, if your brother is there..what more would they want?

By specy on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 09:17 pm: Edit

I would say that Puerto Rican will get you in.
That's a urm almost as good as being black.

By Sabby on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:16 am: Edit

If you're from PR you are an urm. Definitely!!

By sweetie on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 04:28 pm: Edit

Puerto Ricans get in really easily. You will have no problem

By sid mathur on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 09:13 am: Edit

legacies are only parents and grandparents, not siblings.

By babe on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 04:27 pm: Edit

sibs can definitely help you get in. Especially if you are not asking for financial aid.


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