2 months ago
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Legacy Chances


Just letting everyone know that the legacy option on the profile section of CV isn't reflecting on my chances, but UVA does consider legacy applicants.

Thanks so much!



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2 months ago[edited]

Hey there! Thanks for reaching out about this, I wanted to check in and make sure you had some assistance.

To clarify, while we note that a legacy applicant can certainly "boost" their admissions chances, our algorithm does not account for legacy relationships. In other words, you will not visibly see a boost in you CV chances if you note that your parents graduated from a school that considers legacy applicants.While the information doesn’t affect your estimated chances on CollegeVine, we're hoping to update the model to account for this in 2022.

I hope that helps!


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