First high school grad in family?

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uncjtd20
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First high school grad in family?

Postby uncjtd20 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:36 pm

Pretty self explanatory, I was the first one in my family to graduate from high school, all my parents did end up going to college in their thirties. Is that something I should emphasize in apps?

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im_blue
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Re: First high school grad in family?

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:53 pm

Sounds pretty shady to me to claim first high school graduate on a technicality, when your parents are college graduates.

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Nom Sawyer
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Re: First high school grad in family?

Postby Nom Sawyer » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:56 pm

Yeah it only works as a soft when your parents didn't get education themselves. As your parents have college educations... you can talk about it, but it won't give you much of a boost at all.

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Re: First high school grad in family?

Postby newyorker88 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:58 pm

im_blue wrote:Sounds pretty shady to me to claim first high school graduate on a technicality, when your parents are college graduates.


+1

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Re: First high school grad in family?

Postby swooshnke » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:01 pm

im_blue wrote:Sounds pretty shady to me to claim first high school graduate on a technicality, when your parents are college graduates.


maybe they got their GEDS?

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Re: First high school grad in family?

Postby im_blue » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:43 pm

swooshnke wrote:
im_blue wrote:Sounds pretty shady to me to claim first high school graduate on a technicality, when your parents are college graduates.


maybe they got their GEDS?


Right, they could have graduated college without a high school diploma, through a GED or community college.

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Dick Whitman
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Re: First high school grad in family?

Postby Dick Whitman » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:48 pm

Statistically, that's makes you a super-URM, but unfortunately I don't think schools give it the weight they should.

It is probably worth noting in a diversity statement. I would be honest about the particulars; it still makes you stand out from the average applicant.




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