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Will Legacy Ties Help at Michigan When Grades are Too Low?

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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.

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