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Considered a hook?

aubreymarianoaubreymariano Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited November 2015 in Boston University
Hi everybody,

I'm currently applying from the U.S. Territory and Pacific Island of Guam, located in the Marianas Islands.

I was wondering if, in your opinion, this would be considered a "good hook." My academics and ECs are slightly above average at best. I understand that hooks don't at all guarantee admission, but I wanted to put the question out there and gauge what my chances would be as I need all the push I can get. I also understand that international applicants have a more difficult time getting in, but as I said, Guam is a U.S. Territory so that wouldn't be a problem.

My ethnicity is Chamorro, or "Pacific Islander" as some call it. As I'm sure most reading have never heard of Guam or Chamorros, I think it's safe to say that my island and people are the definition of underrepresented. Is BU big on diversity and giving special consideration to applicants who fall under the definition of "minority?"

Thanks for taking the time to read and I hope I receive responses soon.

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