Does race or first gen to go to college count?

<p>Do these aspects play any role in transfer admission?</p>

<p>i think they do. but universities will never admit that in public.</p>

<p>I won't say "race" does but I am quite sure nationality plays a good role. Maybe thats why my sister got in to NYU CAS with a 3.4 GPA from La Gaurdia CC coz we r French</p>

<p>what about cuban</p>

<p>I'm Armenian/Russian does that count? :)</p>

<p>maxk88 ... r u permanent resident or citizen</p>

<p>did u do your high school from Cuba ...</p>

<p>coz WashU told me that they are treating me as an "international" coz i did my high school from France even though I am applying from CC within US and a permanent resident. The same was the case of my sis.</p>

<p>emil 88 .... this goes... they will rather have armenian than russian coz they probably won't get much Armenian applicants.</p>

<p>Again, one thing more. There is a great deal of difference between Armenian American and Armenian. If you are a citizen or have done ur high school within US? I am not sure...then</p>

<p>I am a US citizen, but of cuban descent (50%)</p>

<p>Depends on the universities are applying, some are blind, while some do factor them in.</p>

<p>think unc factors it?</p>

<p>Some colleges ask about race/first generation college/legacy status on the transfer applications--therefore it will matter at those schools</p>

<p>i wonder how much they take them into consideration</p>

<p>What about ecuadorian???? I wonder if it will help me or hurt me</p>

<p>I don't mean to hurt people in this forum. but 20 50 60 80 90 % cuban will not make you Cuban. You have to live in the country and experience its quotidian life to be called Cuban even if you are not fully Cuban descent. </p>

<p>In France there is a big difference between a Moroccon French and a Moroccon and I know the same difference exists in US because even if they are the same race but they have very different mentality. Its like saying a French soul in Moroccon body. lol! Actually... I had a Moroccon friend when i was at high school at Lyon and she told me abt this difference.</p>

<p>Any nationality will be considered special only if you are really from that country!</p>

<p>CCG... Ecuadorian will be categorized as Hispanic but I am not sure. If you are of pure Aztec descent then you might considered special.</p>

<p>I lie and say I am!!!!! lol, just joking, we will never know the acutal truth</p>

<p>Being of Latino or any URM descent helps in admission.</p>

<p>I dont think 50% counts; either you are or you are not! Its black or white, not gray! If its gray, then you should claim bi-racial or "other."</p>

<p>Yea 50% cuban sounds iffy but I still think you can claim you are cuban, but luckily I was born in ecuador and grew up in Florida, I win win lol</p>

<p>I think being ecuadorian growing up in FL counts, considering that FL has ton of hispanics and you could claim that you grew up in that culture or something.</p>

<p>hmmm.... but donjuan any of the aforementioned circumstances will have nothing to do with "NATIONALITY". You still won't be considered international (that's not me that's WASHU!) that's more cultural....</p>

<p>i agree with donjuan there is nothing as 50%!</p>

<p>If CCG is not a citizen of Ecuador then he must forget abt being considered international.</p>

<p>Ok! finally... let me define wat is "international"... you are either not a citizen of US or you must have dual citizenship.</p>

<p>you are right. Circumstances have nothing to do with nationality, but i think it is important to add a little spice to the application. By using circumstances, like living in FL, one could use it to one's advantage by claiming to have consumed the culture; thus, being more culturally aware of one's surroundings. Universities tend to love that ;)</p>

<p>On the citizenship issue, i mean, either you are a part of this country or you are not lol.</p>