Regards, Nelson I am a first generation college graduate which means I am one of the first in my family to go to college. I am currently a co founder of Mentorverse, an online platform that connects college and grad school bound students with mentors who can help them stand out in the application process. ref=aymt_homepage_panel I recently chatted with /u/steve_nyc, the forum moderator, in a recent podcast episode was great to spend all day today answering your questions!
Regards, Nelson I am a first generation college graduate which means I am one of the first in my family to go to college. I am currently a co founder of Mentorverse, an online platform that connects college and grad school bound students with mentors who can help them stand out in the application process. ref=aymt_homepage_panel I recently chatted with /u/steve_nyc, the forum moderator, in a recent podcast episode was great to spend all day today answering your questions!All of you posed some really interesting questions and below you will find not only mechanical answers but discourse and dialogue on higher education.Tags: Essay Pearl Scarlet LetterKids AssignmentEffects Of Forgiveness EssayApplied Business Studies CourseworkConsentement Au Mariage DissertationMy School Essay In Urdu Language
I understand there is no clear cut "formula" to get into an Ivy League, but considering I got into schools of equitable rigor and ranking, I was really confused when I got rejected so many times.
My question is, in all honesty, did my background and not being from a low income family or being a first generation graduate legitimately hurt me when I was applying last year?
I understand that campuses want to diversify but does this mean the end for students like myself in the undergraduate process?
Also, I ended up going with a top 25 school that offered me a full ride, but Northwestern and Cornell both sent me letters in which they detailed their transfer programs. As in, if I were to transfer, would I get accepted for sure?
I will be signing off now (I have to get to sleep and then back to work in the morning) but I appreciate all the insightful questions.
If you would have any other questions or would like to reach out to me personally feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected] I was just informed one of these responses was picked up by Business Insider and published on their website.In the end what it often comes down to for students whose academic achievements are similar, is "likability" and to put it in simple terms "level of awesomeness." Admissions officers are proud of the work they do, they love it and find enjoyment in combing through an applicant pool searching for really awesome students.Those are students who have done really cool things in their high school or in their communities.Straight As, did sports and a few clubs at state and national levels, high test scores, lots of community involvement.Come from an upper-middle class family, both parents went to graduate school.This means that many qualified white, international, Black, Latino, and Native American students had to be rejected every single year.So how does the university decide who is offered admission and who isn't?So students who have good grades/scores, have worked on a farm, and have applied to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell are at a huge advantage because they are a great FIT with the mission, vision, and values of that particular college. Schools often don't admit the most "generic kids" in their applicant pools.The types of students that end up being admitted are the extraordinary ones.In any given year, admissions decisions are made by looking at the entire pool of applicants and selecting x number of students that represent a well rounded and diverse class.I would not say that your background hurt you in the admissions process.