Having gone through many auditions and college applications as a music and science major, I have learned quite a few things to help me through the process whilst being a first generation college student.
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College can be intimidating, especially as a first-generation student. From first hand experience, I can say that I’ve been through the worst of the worst during my first year at college.
I never believed I would go to college. As a low-income, first-generation student of color, college was never encouraged let alone realistic.
Navigating the college landscape is tough, even tougher if you’re a first-gen student. But with ample support from her partner and advisors, Keyoni is on her way to transferring from a two-year to four-year college and earning her law degree.
As first-generation college student, Isabel Dueñas-Ponce is not only encountering many of the typical FGCS challenges, such as finding a balance between school and home life, she’s pushing past a medical issue to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.
Ivy League schools are historically considered to be only available to the wealthy. Not true. First-gen and low-income student Heidi Temple shares her experience getting admitted to Princeton and what life has been like her first year there.
First-generation college student Elaine-Jane Viloria did it. She got into her dream school. Despite financial hurdles and feelings of inferiority, she leaned on the help of high school teachers and is embracing her passion to fuel her success in the college scene.
First-generation college student Dylan Chidick talks family, financial challenges and finding out his high school experience didn’t quite prepare him for college the way he had hoped.