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How Much of a Hook is This?

slushy9slushy9 Posts: 16Registered Users College Search & Selection Champion
edited May 2013 in Harvard University
Hook: I am first-generation. My parents both dropped out of school after elementary school due to financial issues.

I'm applying to Harvard SCEA with an income bracket of <60K.

I am Asian (non-hook :()

Thank you.
Post edited by slushy9 on

Replies to: How Much of a Hook is This?

  • entodadentodad Posts: 2Registered Users College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    my parents never went to high school and i made a very small note of it. it won't do too much but it will help admissions officers understand what opportunities were available to you
  • EliKressesEliKresses Posts: 25Registered Users
    edited May 2013
    The Asian bit will kill any benefit you get from being a first-gen student.
  • slushy9slushy9 Posts: 16Registered Users College Search & Selection Champion
    edited May 2013
    could you post your stats for me please?
    Thanks!
  • T26E4T26E4 Posts: 88Registered Users
    edited May 2013
    Why? His/her stats are his/her stats. You need to worry about your own. Here's something else. The stats of the next 5000 viable candidates that Harvard rejected: look almost exactly like the stats of the 2000 students they accepted.
  • sosomenzasosomenza Posts: 111Registered Users
    edited May 2013
    It can't hurt. Also being Asian can't hurt either. If you don't believe me then ask check the acceptance rates.
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