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Economically Disadvantaged.

dazed1980

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    HOW BAD IS IT TO CLICK "NO", TO THE QUESTION, "DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED"?

    I feel pretty lucky that i come from a large family(16 siblings), and we look out for each other. For instance, my sisters paid my way through college. In this light i do not feel economically disadvantaged.
    Though I grew up in West Africa,AND my parents could never afford the tuition rates for US schools, i feel we are lucky to stil "get by".

    On the other hand our lives belong to each other. My sisters put me through school, and i in turn have to put the younger ones through school, and so on, and so forth. Does this make me economically disadvantaged or not?

    Sorry for rambling. Any insight will be greatly appreciated, and i apologise if this question has been asked somewhere. I hae searched the forum.
     

    JaggerPlate

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      HOW BAD IS IT TO CLICK "NO", TO THE QUESTION, "DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED"?

      I feel pretty lucky that i come from a large family(16 siblings), and we look out for each other. For instance, my sisters paid my way through college. In this light i do not feel economically disadvantaged.
      Though I grew up in West Africa,AND my parents could never afford the tuition rates for US schools, i feel we are lucky to stil "get by".

      On the other hand our lives belong to each other. My sisters put me through school, and i in turn have to put the younger ones through school, and so on, and so forth. Does this make me economically disadvantaged or not?

      Sorry for rambling. Any insight will be greatly appreciated, and i apologise if this question has been asked somewhere. I hae searched the forum.

      I'd say yes it does make you disadvantaged and I would take click the box.
       

      PornStarPreMed

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        Definitely economically disadvantaged.

        Disadvantaged is really a relative term, so when you compare your situation to most others, I'd say that you have a very compelling story.

        Also, it'll help your application:
        Student 1: 3.0 GPA, 25 MCAT
        Student 2: 3.0 GPA, 25 MCAT, economically disadvantaged

        If one had to choose, most would lean in favor of Student 2. So ya, use it to your advantage.
         
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