hi guys! i have a friend who is a freshman in a community college in China that follows the American system fully, and she hopes to transfer to Amherst for Fall 2008. She's 1/4 Portuguese, 1/4 Vietnamese and 1/2 Chinese, will this give her a special ethnicity status in the Adcom's eyes? Also, given that she can get and maintain a 4.0 (with the max. being 4.3) throughout the year, will she have a good shot at Amherst? Oh, and she's got a real talent in art and design and has an impressive record of winning many regional and international competitions in thie area. Now, I know that Amherst's art department isn't that great, so will they be more likely to take in someone who shows real talent in art?
she needs financial aid btw~ Thanks for any input!