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3 months ago
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Does this count as a hook
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I hear people saying hooks(first gen) are a great deal as they increase your chances by a lot. I asked my counselor and he told me that I was the first student to even apply to universities in US in our school's 25 year history, the reason being that our school's focus on low economic background. Does that count as a hook?

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3 months ago[edited]

Hi, thank you for asking your question! I agree with the below responses and the clarification on what a first-generation student is. Additionally, coming from a school who has never had a US applicant is a huge deal and especially from a school who has a a majority low-income background. Definitely include this in the additional information section of your application.

If you want more information on what a hook is, please refer to this blog article

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3 months ago

I don't think this counts as a First Generation status. But you and your counselor should definitely mention this somewhere in your application. It would show to colleges that you're not following the usual path taken by your classmates, which demonstrates initiative. It isn't as important or valuable as a First Gen, but it is worth mentioning.

I hope this helps.

Best of luck!

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3 months ago

The usual meaning of first gen is someone whose immediate family(it varies, can be limited to only parents, not family) haven’t attended any university.

I can’t be sure your case will be considered as first gen, it might be better to ask your school teacher/counselor and admission officers of your applying colleges.

Good luck!

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