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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What resources are available for first-generation college students?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I'll be the first person in my family to attend college. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the process and I'm not sure where to start. What resources or support are available specifically for first-generation college students? Thank you!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great to hear that you're taking the initiative to seek out resources as a first-generation college student. There are quite a few resources available to support you in your college journey. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

1. High School Counselor: Speak with your school counselor. They can guide you through the college application process and provide information about scholarships and financial aid.

2. College Prep Programs: Look into college preparatory programs like Upward Bound and AVID. These programs are specifically designed to help first-generation college students succeed academically and navigate the college application process.

3. College Websites: Many colleges and universities have dedicated resources and support services for first-generation students. You can find information about these programs on their websites.

4. Scholarships: There are scholarships specifically for first-generation students. Websites like Fastweb and Cappex can help you find them.

5. Online Communities: Join online forums and social media groups for first-generation college students. These can be great places to connect with other students in similar situations and share advice.

Best of luck in your college journey!

10 months ago

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