4 edition of First-generation students found in the catalog.
1998 by U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor in Washington DC .
Written in English
|Other titles||First generation students|
|Statement||Anne-Marie Nuñez, Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin|
|Series||Postsecondary education descriptive analysis reports, Statistical analysis report, Statistical analysis report (National Center for Education Statistics)|
|Contributions||Cuccaro-Alamin, Stephanie, National Center for Education Statistics|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 87 p.|
|Number of Pages||87|
As a population, first-generation college students all come from different cultural backgrounds, different socioeconomic statuses, different family systems … they have different majors and different motivations. Nunez, A. Will they reach out to me, or will I need to reach out to them? A: I was able to talk to students who had good and bad transitions, and they revealed some main areas we can focus on to improve educational trajectories in the U.
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool 2 Provided by the Department of Education, this handy tool simplifies the application process by helping students know the type of financial information each question is asking for. So, as I continued through my program the tension grew and I continued to feel distanced from my family. Q: How did you find the first-generation students you interviewed? For a minor-league baseball player on a long road trip, the unfamiliar bed, lack of home cooking, unusual daily routine, absence of local supporters, and unfamiliar ballpark surroundings can be a source of stress and an impediment to success on the field. In the self-fulfilling prophecy fashion, fear of long-term tuition debt can engender a sense of hopeless in first generation college students. The summer is a great time to do some college planning by researching schools, taking virtual tours and visiting when possible.
February: Entrance Interviews Not all schools require interviews, but first-generation students should take advantage of this step of the process if possible, as it allows them to demonstrate the unique qualities they will bring to the institution. Schultz, P. Most first-generation college students enroll in large, public two- and four-year colleges. Knowing about college is different from being at college. Ask people for help. I knew she did not mean it—not in the way I interpreted it—but it still hurt just as bad.
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The transitions between schools and the first year at the new school mattered the most for the success of students in staying on the college-going path. Also, there are volunteer opportunities in many communities and it is a way to begin to feel more at home: Helping others enables one to better help oneself as it adds to a sense of purpose.
Higher education contributes to the betterment of our families, our communities, and our world. Each of these questions signifies the vast uncertainty that faces many first-generation students as they embark on their college education.
They may come from different backgrounds and cultures and religions, but there is value in difference and often remarkable similarities if one is open to that possibility.
The most important thing is not to suffer in silence, but rather seek out those resources and build your team of support on your campus.
They give blunt counsel on keeping up with academics in the face of discouragement. When advising this population, it is important to look at the whole picture and understand the different complexities.
The benefits of a college degree extend beyond the pecuniary interests of lone students and graduates. A: Early on we are losing students who could be very successful college students and professionals in needed careers.
II of First in the Family, sixteen first-generation students, in their last years of college, speak powerfully about the challenges facing those who arrive at college with only hope and courage as their legacy.
We are the ones who have the ability to teach first generation college students that they do belong in the academic world and I believe it is our duty to do. Their experiences also showed that we must do more to bolster our public two- and four-year colleges if we are to grow the completion rates of first-generation students.
Students should fill out the FAFSA as early as possible since many schools award federal aid on a first-come, first-serve basis. Many colleges have support help for parents so they can be there for their students. The key for families is to be supportive — "You can do this; I know you can," is a phrase worth repeating again and again and again.
Examples of meaningful precollege characteristics include demographics for example, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and family structure ; the nature and quality of the student's high school education; and courses taken and grades achieved.
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They tell of the culture shock of arrival at college, then remind students what strengths have brought them this far. Financial Aid for First-Generation Students Like other students, first-generation college students may be able to receive financial aid to help defray the costs of their education.
I pursued a degree in mathematics at California State University, Long Beach and graduated with university honors. Jennifer R. Perhaps a program like this could begin to help students feel as though they belong.
First-generation students can benefit from mentors coaches all along the way to graduation. The students I spoke with were very hardworking, driven, and did very well academically, but their trajectories were often interrupted, usually for nonacademic reasons.
We serve students, parents, organizations, and colleges and universities by offering easy access to a wide variety of resources in one convenient location. I am the first person in my family to go to college, and my parents were supportive and proud of my self-advocacy. Should they or I care?
Students whose parents did not go to college: Postsecondary access, persistence, and attainment NCES How to Receive Textbooks Every semester The First-Generation Book Drive collects donations for used textbooks and make those books available for first-generation students to use for their classes, free of charge.
At Clarion, we have hundreds of first-generation students that are scholarship recipients, student athletes and leaders on-campus and in their classrooms. However, first generation students face a wide array of setbacks when considering collegiate options, applying to universities and colleges, academically progressing toward degree completion, and even, graduating from institutions of higher learning.
D Worried about financial aid. D Feared failing in college. First-generation students at such colleges are often a small percentage of the student body.First Generation Students’ Information Fair.
This come-and-go event is held during Week of Welcome and is designed to help connect you with the resources and system of supports available on campus.
First Generation Students’ Week. First in the Family: Advice About College from First-Generation Students—Vol. I: Your High School Years. by Kathleen Cushman (Next Generation Press, ). 84 pages. “If we can do it, so can you!” That’s the message sent to students in this advice book, written with college students who were the first in their families to go past high.
Nov 15, · Harvard alumni, students, and faculty gathered last Friday to mark the University’s inaugural observance of the National First-Generation College Celebration, which highlights this community’s contributions on campus.
It also marked the unveiling of the First Generation Harvard Alumni Red Book, published by the Harvard Alumni atlasbowling.com: Molly Sparrow. This new program creates an opportunity for first-generation students to receive financial aid, mentorship and college transition assistance.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education / January 15, 'The Journey Before Us' In this new book, Nichols makes the case that first-generation students can succeed in higher education, but they need support. Book by Jeff Davis Review by Crystal “Nikki” Gay Academic Advisor, Department of Psychological Science Georgia College & State University Jeff Davis states early in The First-Generation Student Experience that the book had two intentions: define first-generation college students and provide ways to help these students persist to graduation.
First‐Generation Students. First‐generation college students represent a cross‐section of America and are found in all majors throughout the university. Almost 46% of NAU students on the Flagstaff campus identify as first-generation, meaning neither of their parents earned a bachelor’s degree.