1. Do you think it's okay to use contractions in your essays for the secondaries? It just sounds weird to me if I don't use them. 2. This is a stupid question, but am I a first generation college grad? My brother graduated college, but my parents didn't. I would think I am, but then if you answer "no," they ask you how many people in your family graduated college. 3. Do PSU, Mt. Sinai, or SLU screen? Thanks in advance!!!