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# Does being gay or lesbian help in admission process?

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15 Nov 2006, 16:49
I continueingly heard that schools are trying to attract GLBT community...do you guys think that if some one admits he or she is gay may help to get into B-school, because they are...minority (compare with the majority straight)...
(please don't assume anthing from my question. I am just curious)
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15 Nov 2006, 17:07
darren1010 wrote:
I continueingly heard that schools are trying to attract GLBT community...do you guys think that if some one admits he or she is gay may help to get into B-school, because they are...minority (compare with the majority straight)...
(please don't assume anthing from my question. I am just curious)

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15 Nov 2006, 17:29
They may make you prove it!
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15 Nov 2006, 17:36
prove how? Is it posible to prove?
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15 Nov 2006, 18:01
I dont think it even asks you if u are gay or straight so unless u mention it in ur essays (which to me would be very random considering the questions they ask) you may want to rethink the idea... unless it has something to do with your involvement at work or something i know at my firm they have a huge organization that promotes Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual's.. just in case u wanted some insight...
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15 Nov 2006, 18:11
In all seriousness, Sandy at the BW forums definitely believes that being gay does help. You can check out his column there.
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15 Nov 2006, 18:20
IT's funny. If being gay gives me a chance to Stanford , I will be the gayest person on the world
But just let me confirm: I'm not gay, I'm just curious about the majority/ minority in application process.
(Just aware that my excuse is similar to that of Cartman in Southpark : "I'm not fat, I'm big-boned"...hehe)
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15 Nov 2006, 18:29
Mark4124 wrote:
They may make you prove it!

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15 Nov 2006, 19:02
darren1010 wrote:
I am just curious

Curious, huh? They all start that way...
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15 Nov 2006, 20:13
It sounds ^ that way to me as well.......(curious)
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15 Nov 2006, 21:04
homefry wrote:
darren1010 wrote:
I am just curious

Curious, huh? They all start that way...

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15 Nov 2006, 21:25

(mixed emotions)
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16 Nov 2006, 03:51
Ok, being a part of an 'affinity group' helps only if you're involved in that community. For example, even being asian, african america, native american, etc. is one thing. Having specific examples of how you're a leader in the community or examples of how you're committed to your community will help much more than simply being a member of that affinity group. After all, the top schools are looking for leaders. They're looking for people who are committed to their communities and those around them. They're looking for people who are active. If you're a leader in your affinity group - whether it be gay, minority, or an animal rights activist - then I'm sure it can only make your application look better, not worse.

That being said, simply saying 'I'm gay' probably won't help much. Plus, those admissions committees have pretty accurate gay-dars.
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17 Nov 2006, 06:57
cpetro29 wrote:
accurate gay-dars.

Interesting Terminology :D
17 Nov 2006, 06:57
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