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Admission for a internation student with a sister that went to the same college
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Hi! I am not from the US but i am planning on going to college there. My sister is studying in South Carolina and I am planning on doing the same, although she is way more intelligent than me. Having a sister that went to that school gives you any type of advantage?

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9 months ago

Hi:

It would depend on the school. This is called sibling legacy. If your sister is a well-respected student, then this may be viewed favorably. Of course, It won't be a deciding factor or impact your application negatively.

I would not depend on sibling legacy to get in though. Nothing beats GPA, test scores, rec letters, and activities.

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9 months ago

that actually depends on the schools that ur applying to. for instance, schools like ivies value legacy a lot more than others. having a sibling/parent who goes/went to the school may increase ur chances to some extent. but at the end of the day, it's about u, not them.

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