Quiz: Am I a First Gen College Student?
By Susanna de Chenonceau, M.Ed. Answer these simple questions to know if you are a first generation college student or not. I receive many requests on my blog post about this topic, so I decided to create a short quiz to help all of you figure out if you are a first gen. Did you […]
College Tests and First-Gen Students
If you are the first generation from your family to attend a four-year college, aka a “first-gen”, then you will have to take the ACT or the SAT. These are admissions tests for colleges and you need to take one of them. You can try them both and see which you prefer. All colleges in […]
7 Resources For First-Gen College Students
There are great resources these days to help students get to and through college. (CollegeMapper wink wink.) However, what you might not know is that a whole set of resources exist to support first-generation students. Awareness about first-gens is growing and colleges are listening. Take a look at these 7 resources that were designed […]
What It Means To Be A First-Generation College Student, by Susanna de Chenonceau, M.Ed.
A First-Generation college student is someone who was not RAISED in a home by at least one “parent” figure who attended AND GRADUATED from a FOUR year, accredited, (residential) college or university in ANY country. You (and your sibs) are then called first-gens because you will be the first generation of your household family to […]
Why College Transition Programs Are Awesome
Many colleges have first-year transition programs and these are a real asset for students who may need extra academic support and help adjusting to college. These programs come in all shapes and sizes: some happen in the summer, some happen the week before school starts, some happen during the first quarter or semester, and some […]
What Families of First-Gen Students Need to Know
If your son or daughter is the first-generation from your family to go to college, then they (and you) will be forging new territory. But don’t be alarmed or shy about “college” because you and your student can learn together, and as a first-gen myself, I can assure you that your student will love your […]
You Can Go To College
By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed. Are you interested in going to college? Do you wonder what college is or what it would be like? Do you maybe not even know anyone who went to college? I want to go on record as telling you that you CAN go to college. You can do this. You […]