Will Legacy Ties Help at Michigan When Grades are Too Low?
My parents, two of my sisters and all of my grandparents went to the University of Michigan. My counselor tells me that I won't be able to get in there based on my grades, but everyone I know keeps telling me I have an advantage as a legacy. My counselor says this is not the case like it used to be. Which is true? Am I at an advantage or not?
“The Dean" must side with your counselor on this one, although the grapevine isn't entirely off target either. University of Michigan does practice “holistic" admission, meaning that a range of factors —including legacy ties — are considered when decisions are made.