can i use my uncle for the legacy thing

<p>if my uncle went to a university i wanna go to, will it be ok if i mentioned he attended or does it have to be in the imediate family?</p>

<p>immediate family</p>

<p>mother and father only.</p>

<p>argh.......i should tell my mom to divorce my dad then for my uncle to mary my mom for one week</p>

<p>Technically immediate family.... but I cannot believe that---if your uncle happened to be the sort of alumni who donated the new campus library last month and is about to donate all the funding for the new science wing---the college would totally ignore his favorite neice/nephew. ;)</p>

<p>The technical definition is not immediate family, a legacy at most schools means your mother or father went there for undergrad. Some schools give you legacy status if a parent was a grad student there but most do not. We called Princeton last year and asked if having another child there got you tagged as a legacy. The answer was no.</p>

<p>"argh.......i should tell my mom to divorce my dad then for my uncle to mary my mom for one week"</p>

<p>omg cookie this is sick</p>

<p>yes, especially if the uncle is his mom's brother :D</p>

<p>Legacy in terms of official points is usually parents. But it never hurts to mention other family members, IMHO, because it shows a personal knowledge and experience with the school. One school I'd like my D to consider is a school where 3 aunts (all of my sisters) went, and a cousin now attends. </p>

<p>My S mentioned in his essay (to a different school, where he now attends) that our family had held the school in high esteem since the graduation of a relative in the 1920s from there! Interestingly, this relative's brother attended the school my other S goes to. When this S went to his interview, he took some 1920's postcards of the school along to the interview. </p>

<p>I think it says, "I know all about you and I love you anyway." It's a way of underscoring your interest.</p>