Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Advice on twins and admissions

westdadwestdad Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
Does anyone have experience or knowledge about how admissions works with twins? I’m interested to know if admitting one twin but not the other happens much, and if being a twin hurts or helps when they are pretty similar academically but have very different strong points, and they seemed to have very different interviews at some schools.

Replies to: Advice on twins and admissions

  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 1,269 Senior Member
  • Momto4kidsMomto4kids Registered User Posts: 290 Junior Member
    I think, as it is with everything else, that it really depends. Do your twins want to be together? In the 2018 class at Groton there are at least two sets of twins. I also have a friend with twins where they didn't have the same need. One twin was much better academically and ended up at a good BS, where the other one is a recruited athlete and ended up at a different school which will help more with that development.
  • westdadwestdad Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Yes, they would like to go together. They each had some strong interviews, but not always at the same school! We’d like them to be together, too!
    Thanks for your reply!
  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom Registered User Posts: 4,599 Senior Member
    Where are you @twinsmama?
  • twinsmamatwinsmama Registered User Posts: 1,483 Senior Member
    OK, I'm here, I'm here! My Surface battery died last night when I was typing and I got distracted....

    Only one of my twins was admitted for 9th grade, so yes, it does happen. In our case, it was clearly a financial aid issue. I should highlight that all March 10 decisions were the same for both children for schools they both applied to, but my son was accepted from the waitlist in April. The school was sensitive to the potential difficulty of offering a spot to only one twin, but we chose to let him go without his sister (who was admitted the following year). I would imagine that if twins are equally well qualified AND the family can pay full fare for both, twins are likely to both be admitted. Even without the full-pay piece, I think the decision will be the same for both twins, especially if you have made it clear that you want them to be together. But I'm just an anecdote. Talk to the schools, and good luck!!
  • westdadwestdad Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Thanks. The thing that was worrying us was that some of the schools specifically asked us during the parent meeting after the kids’ interviews how we felt about having them together or not. We are full pay. One of the twins doesn’t interview that well. Also, heard of any other twin stories?
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 1,269 Senior Member
    I can’t input much except to say there are two sets of twins at my son’s school. One set I know is FP. Of that set, they play different sports and both excel at their respective sport. DS says they have different personalities, as well.
  • vegas1vegas1 Registered User Posts: 404 Member
    Our DS is best friends with a set of twins. Based on family situation- pretty confident they are FP. One twin struggled with foreign language, so junior year the family unenrolled him to spend a year in a foreign country to test out of the language. He is now a year behind his brother, but moved back in the same dorm and they are roommates.
  • FunintheSun1211FunintheSun1211 Registered User Posts: 417 Member
    If their stats are around the same and both FP, I imagine they will both have the same decisions
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 966 Member
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 3,247 Senior Member
    Yes, boarding schools love twins. They like to brag about how many twins they have. In my experience, they get multiple offers to multiple schools together. We did know one family however who chose to have one twin attend Choate while the other twin attended its rival, DA.
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 1,269 Senior Member
    @CaliMex @twinsmama had answered the page...lol
  • westdadwestdad Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Thanks to all for the advice and thoughts!
  • Mama ParadoxMama Paradox Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    Both my twins received identical result decisions from boarding schools.
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 1,269 Senior Member
    I hope @westdad and @mamaparadox that all news was good news
Sign In or Register to comment.