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• 08/12/2020 at 06:06AM

Common App Family Section

Hi everyone! I'm a senior in high school filling out my Common App application and I have a question:

-Do I need to fill out college information for a parent that did not attend school in the US? My mom has a degree in her native country but never used it for a job when she immigrated to the US.

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• 08/12/2020 at 01:10PM

I would assume the “college information” is to determine whether you’re 1st gen or not, and also give insight onto whether family members received college degrees or not. I would put it down since usually you list if your parent/guardian went to college and got a degree (as this is what colleges track). Also list the name of the school and equivalent degree (2yr/AS, 4yr/BS, Masters, etc) if applicable.

@DebaterMAX08/12/2020 at 04:05PM

Agree with this 100%