First generation?

<p>Hello all,</p>

<p>I was just wondering how much you think being a first generation college student helps in the admission process. My guidance counselor seems to think its a real big plus but I am not to sure about it.</p>


<p>BTW I am not a URM</p>

<p>It isn't a "real big plus". It will give you a slight edge when two identical applications are being considered though. </p>

<p>(I am first gen. as well).</p>

<p>what constitutes first gen?</p>

<p>Your parents have not attended college.</p>

<p>Ehh, your parents just came in this country, and you were the first American-born.</p>

<p>i think they mean first generation college student.</p>

<p>jeena> You are correct.</p>

<p>Just a theoretical question:
What if my grandparents went to college, but my parents didn't? The forms just ask for your parents so you would most likely be considered a first generation student even though you actually aren't..... Any thoughts on this?</p>