First-Generation College Student

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Being a first-generation college student consistently differentiates me from my academic community. Most of the students in my AP courses are very knowledgeable about their intended college because of their parents’ collegiate backgrounds. Since neither of my parents attended college, I didn’t even know there were applications and reviewing processes until 10th grade. Being a first-generation college student is a very interesting journey; you are forced to discover things yourself through exploration while maximizing every resource you have.

After learning the power a diploma from a good institution carried, attending a successful university that met my interests became my primary goal. I’d spent weeks researching colleges and their admissions
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