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Are your parents college graduates?

Are your parents college graduates?
« on: September 23, 2004, 02:54:01 PM »
Just curious how many law school applicants have parents who did not go to college.  If you are the only person in your family to have received a college degree, should you address this somewhere in your personal statement?

noell

Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004, 02:55:29 PM »
I'm the only person in my family to get my college degree ... I really didn't think anything of it, so I didn't put it in my P.S.  Didn't think it was too big of a deal ... is it?  ???

LongTallVal

Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004, 02:57:46 PM »
i'm the first woman in my family that will graduate from college.  also didn;t think that much of it, thus its not in my PS

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Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004, 03:00:25 PM »
Both my parents have two Masters, each... my dad speaks 4 languages and my mom speaks like, God knows how many... one of her majors was in like ancient dead tongues or something. I don't know.

With their genes, I don't know how I didn't end up a genius either.

Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004, 03:02:34 PM »
Dad barely finished junior high. mom didnt even go to first grade.  Im the fourth of about 20 first cousins to attend college and only the second to get a degree.  The other two dropped out.

TheDecline

Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004, 03:07:09 PM »
Dad has professional degree, Mom was a college dropout.  HA :D

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Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2004, 03:18:05 PM »
Dad has professional degree, Mom was a college dropout.  HA :D

She got her degree, MRS baby.

TheDecline

Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2004, 03:19:30 PM »
Dad has professional degree, Mom was a college dropout. HA :D

She got her degree, MRS baby.

very funny ;D

HBCU.EDU

Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2004, 04:06:21 PM »
Both parents have college degrees. I would def. note my personal statement if I was the only one in my family to get a college degree. I think schools look at this because it shows your ability to overcome adversity as your position is disadvantaged. 

Re: Are your parents college graduates?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2004, 04:10:16 PM »
2nd in my family.  My brother beat me to it.