I’m considering applying to the Questbridge College Prep Program but I feel discouraged because of my household income. My parents make ~$85k for a family of 4 which exceeds the low income bracket by about $20k.
I’m first gen, the first in my family to attend college, and I have strong (but not exceptional) academic scores: GPA 4.2 W, 4.0 UW, 1400 SAT. I volunteer regularly and am on various club boards at my school. I’m the primary translator and caretaker for my family.
Should I still apply for the program, or is it a waste of time? I feel like I have a small chance because the income difference is not too large but there are definitely way more qualified applicants.