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Am I considered a first-generation college student?

Hi y'all! I'm a junior and I've been hearing about the first-generation college student label. My parents attended college in another country but never completed their degrees. Would I still be considered a first-generation college student in the US? I'm a little confused, and I don't want to misrepresent myself in applications.

7 months ago

Hello! It's understandable why you may be confused about the first-generation college student label, as different institutions may have slightly varying definitions. Generally speaking, a first-generation college student is someone whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree. Since your parents attended college but didn't complete their degrees, you would likely be considered a first-generation college student at most colleges and universities in the US.

However, it's important to check each school's specific definition of a first-generation college student to make sure it aligns with your situation. Some institutions may have more specific criteria, like only considering those whose parents didn't attend college at all. When you're applying, review the admissions information or reach out to the school's admissions office to clarify their definition if needed. Being aware of each institution's criteria will help you accurately represent yourself on your applications. Good luck with your college search!

7 months ago

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