Are all college legacies created equal in college admissions? That is the question!
Uncle Joe attended this highly selective school that I want to attend which will all but assure me acceptance.
STOP! Not so fast!
I attended a symposium this week put on by my association, IECA, where some very selective higher education institutions shared their perspective on legacy admissions and broke it down for a greater understanding. I wanted to pass this along to you.
• All legacies are NOT created equal
• Mom or Dad are exponentially more important as a legacy in your college admissions process than any other relative
• Being an involved parent legacy is of the most importance
• An involved legacy is someone who contributes to the college from a financial standpoint and/or giving of your time consistently through the years
So, the next time you think that Uncle Joe, Grandma or cousin Joey can play a big role in you getting accepted to your college of choice since they graduated from your institution of your choice, think again.