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How do I find a college with a strong support system for first-generation students?

Hi all, I'm a first-generation college student and I'm looking for a school with a strong support system to help me navigate the college experience. How can I find colleges that offer resources and programs specifically for first-generation students? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hello! First of all, congratulations on being a first-generation college student! Your determination and hard work have brought you this far, and I'm sure you'll continue to thrive in college. When it comes to finding schools with a strong support system for first-generation students, there are several ways to go about it.

Firstly, try looking up college websites and searching for 'first-generation' or 'first-gen' programs and resources. Many colleges have dedicated pages that outline the support services they offer specifically for first-generation students. These may include academic advising, peer mentoring, workshops, and even financial aid.

Another approach is to reach out to the admissions offices of the colleges you're interested in. They can provide you with more information about their first-gen programs and resources, or direct you to someone who can help.

Lastly, consider connecting with current first-generation college students or alumni from the schools you're considering. Social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn have groups dedicated to first-gen students, where you can ask questions and learn about their experiences.

Good luck with your college search, and don't forget to take advantage of the resources available to you!

9 months ago

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