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Multiple Generation Applicants

ivyhopeful37ivyhopeful37 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited February 2009 in Amherst College
Both my parents, grandfather and uncle went to Amherst. I was wondering if anyone knew how much Amherst considered a member of a multiple generation family and how much that would boost my application.

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Replies to: Multiple Generation Applicants

  • ShesOnHerWayShesOnHerWay Registered User Posts: 757 Member
    If you apply ED it generally counts more than if you apply RD. That said, it sure doesn't hurt! However, if your stats (GPA, SAT, class rank) are not competitive, it won't have as great of an effect.
  • melanie999melanie999 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    It actually doesn't matter if a legacy applies ED or RD (the dean said so). But, you do have an advantage as a legacy, especially at Amherst because it is such a small school. However, to get this advantage, you have to be a qualified applicant to begin with. Only then will the fact that you are a legacy play in.
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