08-04-2004, 07:05 PM
I am not sure if I qualify for the disadvantaged status on the amcas application. My parents have low income, but with academic scholarships, grants, and student loans, have still had to contributed to over 50% of my college education. They are also paying for my younger brothers college education as well.
Is it advantagous to be disadvantaged?
08-04-2004, 11:38 PM
Do you believe that you have faced any hardships from birth to the present that interfered with your educational pursuits?
The answer to this quesiton can be many things; however, based on the types of questions asked re: parental income, fed/state assistance, and work experience prior to 18, suggests that low-income is considered a hardship associated with other social factors.
If you think your family's socio-economic status interfered with your educational pursuits, then go ahead and claim disadvantaged.
This is a commonly debated topic, try doing a search.