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Nearly one-third of all incoming freshmen each year are first-generation college students (US Department of Education). A first-generation college student is defined as a student coming from a family where neither of their parents or guardians have obtained a bachelor’s degree.
While being a first-generation college student is a wonderful achievement, research shows it can also bring unique challenges. If you’re a first-generation student, it’s important for you to know that you are supported by your family, your community, and college administrators, faculty, and staff. We all want you to succeed! That’s why at Meredith, we have a variety of resources designed to help you do just that.
Here are nine quick tips to help you succeed in college.
Your strength and determination have brought you to this point. As is true of every college student, you’ll be more likely to succeed if you take advantage of the many resources available to you. So when you’re visiting colleges, be sure to ask about the kinds of support systems described here.Visit Meredith.