<p>Are connections reallyimportant?</p>

<p>If someone was an average student, but had a very strong connection to a prestigous school, what would the students chances be?</p>

<p>If you are talking financial connections i.e parents are long time BIG$$$$ donors to P.S , then you may have a chance as a developmental admit.</p>

<p>above poster is right big donations and legacy help you out. But knowing someone in a department wont do much. Read the Gatekeepers and youll get it. Only thing that matters is legacy and libraries named after you lol</p>

<p>Legacy won't do much either if you don't have at least average stats for the school.</p>

<p>I agree with all of your responses, but this man gives huge sums of money to the school. He has a college named after him and has give nover 80 million dollars. Do you think if he made one call and recommended me, I would get in?</p>

<p>If he is not your dad /grandfather and you don't have the stats to at least be considered on your own merit then no, it won't help.Sorry., dems de facts dees days.</p>

<p>Yes, if he said he wanted you accepted and you're halfway qualified.</p>