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Like most educators, I’ve worked with a healthy number of twins, triplets, and other siblings very close in age. The variation in how these students approach the idea of working together always amuses me: some siblings would never think of studying apart, while others crave just an hour or two a week respite from their brother or sister. And that’s just for test prep. Imagine how much thought goes into the question of whether siblings that have progressed in lockstep–and often matching outfits–from nursery school through high school want to attend the same college and university. Then imagine those same important questions from the position of the college admissions office… Many experts assert or at least infer that being a twin or sibling doesn’t influence admissions decisions. Yet, the Common App and other applications inquire about siblings, sometimes even asking if a sibling is applying to the same school. Legacy…

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