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Is My Daughter First Generation to College?

Question: My husband has "some" (i.e. very little) college experience, and I have an AA degree. My daughter wants to attend a 4-year college. Would she be considered "first generation"?

The standard definition of a "first-generation" college applicant is a student with no parent who has earned a bachelor's degree before that student reached age 18. So your daughter will be considered "first gen."

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