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Hello! I got a friendly email from Amherst a few weeks ago inviting me to attend a Diversity Open House on campus this fall!
I am interested in applying to Amherst, but I have a few questions that perhaps you all could answer before I apply to this:
1) I am Asian. Should I still apply? (I am also in the low income bracket I suppose; < 50k but my family doesn't really have financial difficulties per se)
2) Is the admissions into this program as competitive as admissions to the college itself? (Do they send these invitations to a lot of people?)
3) If I attend, will my chances for admissions to the college increase/is this something I should mention on my college app to Amherst, or even to other colleges?
4) Can anybody who went in previous years explain what the experience was like/do you recommend it, etc?
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