RESOURCES

Check out these resources to help you with your college applications!

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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.

FLY-IN PROGRAMS

Financial Resources

Important financial aid links that should be submitted to colleges.

Scholarships for First-Gens

Scholarships for first-generation students that help pay off college.

College Application

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. 

Click here.

The Anatomy of a College Application

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College Application

Letter of Recommendation(s)

Application fees and completed FAFSA or CSS Profiles

Transcripts

ACT/SAT/AP scores

Portfolio/Auditions

College essays and

supplements

Go through your intended college applications to make sure you're not missing anything.

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FIRST GENERATION FRIENDLY COLLEGES

Some schools accommodate first-generation students better by creating programs that provide support during the transition to the college life. 

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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. 

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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. 

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TEST PREPERATIONS

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. 

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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. 

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