Are You a Legacy

If you have a close relative, such as your Mom or Dad, grandparent, brother or sister, who has graduated from a specific university, then that university may consider you to be a strong candidate for admission to that school.

Many colleges give a family discount (not in dollars, but in admissions acceptance percentage) to applicants from the same family.

In almost all cases, you still have to be a solid candidate.

Your grades and test scores need to be respectable. But your legacy status could very well push you over the top.

In some instances, legacy candidates are 20% to 50% more likely to get an acceptance letter than a non-legacy would.

Okay, so this isn’t something you can really control.

Even though you can’t control it, it’s something to consider when you are making your college plans.