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How do schools view a biracial/mixed/applicant who checked 2 race boxes?


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Re: How do schools view a biracial/mixed/applicant who checked 2 race boxes?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 02:32:46 AM »
Depends on the races, most likely.  If it's white and Asian, probably not so helpful.

I found it interesting that on every LSAC application I tested, one could only check one box.

Re: How do schools view a biracial/mixed/applicant who checked 2 race boxes?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 01:38:50 AM »
are u sure? checking both hispanic/ caucasian, for instance, will help?

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Re: How do schools view a biracial/mixed/applicant who checked 2 race boxes?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 06:40:34 AM »
shoulda just clicked hispanic

Re: How do schools view a biracial/mixed/applicant who checked 2 race boxes?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 07:19:45 AM »
I always thought it was more appropriate to click "Other," and fill in the blank.
If there wasn't a blank, I chose "Other," and then wrote a diversity statement.

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Re: How do schools view a biracial/mixed/applicant who checked 2 race boxes?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 08:57:26 AM »
Very poorly. I had a friend with a 173, URM, and 3.7 GPA who checked two boxes instead of one (Native American and Black). The best place he was accepted into was a T3. He curses the decision to check both boxes even today.

No, seriously, that didn't happen. You'll be fine checking two boxes. I can't see them possibly caring at all and they might even credit you for "thinking outside of the box" by checking 2 boxes... so to speak.

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Re: How do schools view a biracial/mixed/applicant who checked 2 race boxes?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 09:11:38 AM »
When an app would only let me check one, I put NA. When two was available, I checked both NA and White.