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First-Generation College Applicants

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The college application process is all about asking questions. What am I looking for in a college? Do I want to participate in research? What size school do I want to go to? What do I even want to study?

As a first-generation college applicant, you may find that you have all of these questions and more. Life at UChicago is all about asking questions, and in the spirit of rigorous inquiry, we want to give you the tools to find your own answers.

Below, you will find information on approaching and tackling the college application process as a first-generation applicant, as well as information about resources that the UChicago community provides for first-generation students on campus.