legacy/relative question?

<p>ok, so this is not really a legacy, but I guess it would kind of help. i am applying to tufts and have the academic qualifications (3.94 UW GPA, Top 3% Class, 2140 SAT I), but because it is so competitive, it really is a crapshot. so my cousin actually works in the chemistry department at tufts (not really sure what his title is). is there anything he/I could do to make tufts aware of this? would this have somewhat of an impact on my admissions decision?? thanks!!</p>

<p>If your parent or grandparent was faculty or an alumni, then it could assist. A departmental employee's status won't -- especially for a cousin.</p>