<p>My mother didn't go to college. My dad died when I was young and although he was successful in real estate, my mother doesn't know if he went to college or not. I haven't seen any record of a degree in his office. Should I consider myself a first-generation applicant?</p>
<p>Do you have contact with your Grandparents/his parents? Or his siblings? If you have been thorough in your quest, and still are not sure, I think it would be fair to consider yourself a first generation applicant. My two cents.</p>
<p>Nope. His side was much older and so anyone who would know is unfortunately not alive. :/</p>
<p>Thanks for the input!</p>
<p>You are welcome. As a First Generation Applicant, CC is a wonderful resource. Don't be embarrassed to ask questions!