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Am I first generation if my parents went to college in another country?

Am I first generation if my parents went to college in another country?

If your parents went to community college ONLY, or a technical school, or to a NON four year school in another country, you are still a first-gen. If your parent *did* go to college but they passed away and you lived without them for more than half of your life, then you are a first-gen.

Why is first generation college student important?

There are first-generation college students who view their status as a source of strength. It becomes their single most important motivator to earning their degree. They can perform academically in ways that are equal to or even better than students whose parents have earned a degree.

What happens if you lie about your race on a college application?

The federal government requires that colleges ask the question but doesn’t require that you answer. Misrepresenting yourself or lying on a college application is ground for rescinding your admissions or even your diploma.