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Parents Education? Foreign Country?

e_mae_ma Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
edited November 2004 in College Admissions
My parents went to college but not in America and dont have any degrees here. What does that mean when filling in Parents education? Technically speaking they dont have a high school degree either.
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Replies to: Parents Education? Foreign Country?

  • e_mae_ma Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    bump...please help...
  • tokenadulttokenadult Registered User Posts: 17,471 Senior Member
    To answer a question like that, just answer what education level your parents had in whatever country it was where they got their schooling. My wife is a first-generation immigrant, and that is how she answers such questions. Strictly speaking, the kind of schools her parents went to were unlike any schools in the United States at the time, but it's possible to distinguish primary, secondary, and higher education, and answer in understandable terms.

    Don't worry about it; it's not a crucial question for your application anyway. The important point is to mention that your parents came from abroad.
  • HurricaneHHurricaneH Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    Isn't it mainly for statistical purposes?
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