“Should I Tell Colleges I’m Asian-American?”…and Other Questions About College Applications
By David Montesano, Admissions Strategist and Founder of College Match
As America’s leading admission strategist, when I speak with parents about admission to “super-reach” colleges like Harvard and Princeton, I am often asked, “should my Asian-American student indicate his or her racial identity as an Asian American on their college applications? Will it hurt their chances of admission to Harvard?” I always say, “Yes, they should indicate their racial identity” and give my students the following advice to help themselves to stand out from even the most crowded and competitive college application pools.
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