Recieved A Letter From BrownMitYale. (Useful or Not)

<p>I recieved a letter from BrownMitYale in the mail. I guess they grouped up to help kids for top college admissions. I really don't know why I got the letter. I'm not a horrible student but I'm probably just a bit above average. Maybe its because I'm a URM (AA). I have a B+ average in school and I'm about to be a Junior. Are the just blindly sending mail to anyone or does it mean that I have just a slight chance in the Ivies (or top schools). Should I even bother to go to one of their events? They seem legit.</p>

<p>Is your name on a list somewhere? Maybe you took the PSAT.</p>

<p>I've gotten letters and emails from schools because I took the PSAT. It usually tells you how they got your info.</p>

<p>Don't believe that <strong><em>.
I had one for princeton, Harvard, Caltech, Columbia; all *</em></strong>
*** ways to help their rankings.</p>

<p>But that's weird that the 3 have grouped together; usually each has its own letter.</p>

<p>If you are URM and score above 200 on the PSAT you will get a lot of mail.It's not "blind". You will be in the top 1-2 percent of AA test takers. Be sure to take the PSAT in your junior year. Get you GPA up. You will probably have a chance in most places, but most people scoring above 200 on the PSAT have a chance.</p>

<p>I actually think I went to this (it was free and close by, if I remember correctly). Basically, speakers from each school host meetings (I think between 50 and 100 people attended the meeting I went to) around the country to talk about college admissions and financial aid as well as their own respective schools. It might be helpful if you're looking for additional general information about admissions, but there's really nothing you can't find out online or on CC. As with all mail, just receiving letters from a college doesn't mean you have a better chance of being accepted.</p>

<p>They're definitely legit though. Real speakers (might be admissions officers) from those schools. The MIT blog has a 2008 article on this: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;.&lt;/p>

<p>*Recieved A Letter From BrownMitYale. (Useful or Not) *</p>

<p>They're really useful. You can make a lot of little greeting cards with the college mailings. I did that for my friend's birthday.</p>