Check out these resources to help you with your college applications!
Why you should also consider community college.
WHAT IS AN EXTRACURRICULAR?
Extracurriculars are not just restricted to clubs after school. They can be a job, taking care of your siblings, or even learning to play piano.
Important financial aid links that should be submitted to colleges.
Scholarships for First-Gens
Scholarships for first-generation students that help pay off college.
Links to college application systems to apply for certain colleges.
College Essay Writing
Need help writing your college essays and supplements?
Some colleges offer fly-in programs for students interested in applying to their school.
The Anatomy of a College Application
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Letter of Recommendation(s)
Application fees and completed FAFSA or CSS Profiles
College essays and
Go through your intended college applications to make sure you're not missing anything.
FIRST GENERATION FRIENDLY COLLEGES
Some schools accommodate first-generation students better by creating programs that provide support during the transition to the college life.
STAYING CLEAR OUT OF FOR PROFIT SCHOOLS
For-profit schools have a reputation for running like a business under the guise of education. Costs can skyrocket very easily and in a lot of cases, the degrees are not accredited. It's very important to do research on for-profit schools and assess if it is truly worth it.
STATISTICS OF FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
First-generation students are statistically at a disadvantage compared to non first-generation students. Students like us are more likely to drop out of college, more likely attend a two-year college or for-profit schools, have a harder time assimilating to college life and more.
High ACT and SAT scores can make a difference in a scholarship or even acceptance. Check out these resources that can help you prepare for upcoming tests as well as how to register.
YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION TIMELINE
Here's a helpful guide on what your timeline for applications should generally follow, whether it be due dates or pacing your college essays.