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Applying when you are the First Generation in your

Family to Attend College

Thalia's Story

When things got tough during the college application process, it was Thalia’s siblings that kept her going. As the first person in her family to apply to college, she was determined to be a role model for them. 

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Not only did Nicole have to figure out how to apply to college on her own, she had to convince her parents to let her apply. They didn’t go to college, and all they wanted her to do after college was to find a good job. Even after she was rejected from all of the colleges she applied to, Nicole refused to give up. Check out her story to find out how she persisted and what she’s up to now.

Nicole's Story