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

Hey guys! I'm a junior and I'll be the first in my family to attend college. I want to make sure I choose a school that has a strong support system for first-generation students. What should I look for when researching colleges? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! Congratulations on being the first in your family to attend college - that's a great accomplishment!

When researching colleges, there are a few things you can look for to find schools that offer strong support for first-generation students. Start by checking if the college has a dedicated office or program specifically for first-gen students. These offices may provide academic support, mentorship, and even financial assistance.

Another thing you can look for are organizations on campus that cater to first-gen students. These groups can provide a sense of community and support throughout your college experience.

Also, don't hesitate to reach out to the college's admissions office to ask about their resources and support systems for first-generation students. They can provide more information and connect you with current students or alumni who can share their experiences.

Lastly, consider visiting the campus and attending open houses or information sessions. This will give you a better idea of the college's atmosphere and help you gauge whether it's the right fit for you. Good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

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