Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
glockov

New
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:07 pm

Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

Postby glockov » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:14 pm

My siblings and I are the first to attend college in our family. Since they are older than me and enrolled a couple years before I did, does that mean that I cannot put that I am the first in my immediate family to attend college?

User avatar
pleasesendhelp

Bronze
Posts: 401
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:28 pm

Re: Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

Postby pleasesendhelp » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:15 pm

Edit: so for Berkeley you can say you are a first gen if neither of your parents went to college!
Last edited by pleasesendhelp on Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
studyingeveryday

Silver
Posts: 545
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:19 pm

Re: Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

Postby studyingeveryday » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:17 pm

wait, I'm actually 99% sure you do still count as first generation. I'm honestly not as sure if the question asks if you're the "immediate first," but I'm mostly sure you are still a first generation student.

User avatar
glockov

New
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:07 pm

Re: Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

Postby glockov » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:09 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:wait, I'm actually 99% sure you do still count as first generation. I'm honestly not as sure if the question asks if you're the "immediate first," but I'm mostly sure you are still a first generation student.


My title is a little misleading. I am first gen, but some apps use the term "first in the immediate family," and I was wondering if siblings disqualified me from that.

User avatar
Mr. Archer

Bronze
Posts: 270
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:08 pm

Re: Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

Postby Mr. Archer » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:33 pm

I would think siblings are included in immediate family, since that's part of the common definition. That could be why different schools are using different questions. I can't say for sure though.

User avatar
bmathers

Silver
Posts: 889
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:27 pm

Re: Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

Postby bmathers » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:41 pm

You are in the same generation of your family as your siblings (your parents are the previous generation, their parents before them), so you would still be a first generation college grad.

User avatar
Bildungsroman

Platinum
Posts: 5529
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Re: Older siblings attended college, still first gen?

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:54 am

glockov wrote:My siblings and I are the first to attend college in our family. Since they are older than me and enrolled a couple years before I did, does that mean that I cannot put that I am the first in my immediate family to attend college?

Well, if someone in your immediate family went to college before you, it sure sounds like you're not the first person in your immediate family to go to college.



Return to “Law School Admissions Forum�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], jaymo8 and 23 guests