First Generation College Student Question

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theothercat

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First Generation College Student Question

Postby theothercat » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:55 pm

Hey y'all:

I'm having an issue as to whether or not I should claim to be a first-generation college student on my law school apps. My mom got her Bachelor's degree two years before I graduated from high school, but she was not and has never been my custodial parent, though we do have a limited relationship/know each other. My dad (who was my sole custodial parent) has an 2-year technical degree.

Main question is: what matters here? Does a non-custodial parent count in this regard?

Thanks!

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Postby canafsa » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:56 pm

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Re: First Generation College Student Question

Postby theothercat » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:01 pm

canafsa wrote:Potential benefit is small and the risk of coming across as dishonest is large. I wouldn't do it in your shoes.


That is a good point. Thanks for your reply.

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Re: First Generation College Student Question

Postby goldenbear2020 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:53 pm

Some schools make note of first-generation college students because they didn't grow up in a household with college-educated parents/guardians and hence are statistically disadvantaged in educational opportunities. Since you've never considered your mother as part of your household, first-generation should apply IMO.



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