I'm applying this coming year, and I've long deliberated whether marking myself as "disadvantaged" is in my best interest. To keep the thread on topic, just take it as a fact that i qualify. With all the interview horror stories and the scary approaches many interviewers take to weed through applicants, it seems that marking oneself as disadvantaged is asking to be grilled, and grilled about personal information at that. If i choose to do so, i will of course be prepared to explain my situation to interviewers if need be, but i dont really think id enjoy it being the center of my interviews. Has anyone gone through or are going through or at least know someone who has gone through this process as a disadvantaged applicant?