Should I (mom) delay my college graduation so my son can apply as "first generation"?
Hello! My son will be graduating from high school in 2023. Neither his dad nor I graduated from college so he is "first generation." I'm currently working on getting my degree (part-time) and if I continue at the pace I'm going right now, I would graduate in Spring 2022. He would be doing his college applications in Fall 2022 (6 months later). I'm thinking I could delay my graduation by 9 months or so, so that he can still apply as first generation. I wanted to get some information on how much of an impact being "first generation" would have on both his acceptances and scholarship offers to help me decide whether I should delay my graduation or not. Thank you!45 replies