First Generation College Students Index Page

Higher education can seem daunting to first generation students, lacking the comfort that comes with familiarity. Being the first in a family to attend post-secondary schooling comes with it a series of unique challenges. Gathered here are a number of resources geared toward helping advisors ease those students' transition into collegiate life. 


NACADA resources:

Other resources from 2010 - present

Other resources prior to 2010:

Institution Example Websites

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In the NACADA Store:

  • Academic Advising and the First College Year (2017)
  • Advising Needs of First Generation Students - Taking a Closer Look, webcast 2015
  • Advising Needs of First Generation Students: NACADA Leaders Share Their Stories, webcast