Considered by Nationality or by Background

<p>Hello, my nationality is Canadian (due to my parents having the Canadian nationality) despite me never living in Canada. My background is Lebanese, and I consider my self to be Lebanese. Will the admissions committee consider me as a Canadian or a Lebanese applicant? Does it make a difference? Any thoughts on this subject would be much help!</p>

<p>If you're applying to US colleges, your Canadian nationality will be your best asset in general. You're a Lebanese-Canadian like someone could be an Italian-Canadian or a Jamaican-Canadian.</p>

<p>Some smaller LACs are looking for diversity so your Lebanese heritage can be a plus.</p>

<p>Thanks for your input T26E4! Do you mind elaborating about why it might be my best asset?</p>

<p>Interestingly, the United States is one of the only countries where hypenating nationalities is the norm. But that's beside the point--they're asking for your racial background. A Cuban-American, for example, would mark Hispanic on his applications.</p>