First Generation

This site is for first generation students wanting to go to college.


Happy Fall. The high school class of 2017 is bearing the brunt of the most reforms in college admissions in recent history. Below are some tips to help them succeed this fall. Get ready to apply for financial aid in October. The FAFSA will open October 1! The FAFSA is also implementing […]

2016 Early Fall College Readiness Tips



May is a key time of year for high school juniors. Proactive college planning will empower their senior year college application process. Below we provide key testing, summer planning, counseling, and college visiting tips.

May Junior College Readiness Leads to Senior Success



March is a busy time for high school juniors and their families. Here are our tips to guide juniors into powerful springtime college readiness. This blog is also a powerpoint you are welcome to share with your friends. http://www.slideshare.net/getmetocollege/2015-spring-college-readiness

March Into College Readiness


Many parents and counselors think students can just visit colleges after they get accepted. That is true for many large public universities as they don't track demonstrated interest. However, campus visits are important to help students visualize their future options. They need an opportunity to connect with college campuses, and springtime college visits will help them decide on their ultimate college lists as well as how to shape their upcoming year. Many college track the visits, and these visits are a great beginning as students may make key contacts. Moreover, this process helps families experience college together. If families can’t go, students can send pictures and notes back home. Please support this vital component of the college application process.

Spring Into Powerful College Visits


This is a prime time to help connect your under-represented students, schools, and community with free college access programs. Some are for individual students while others serve school sites. Several deadlines are coming up. Several organizations are looking for volunteers and paid staff (CSULA Upward Bound and College Spring).

Upcoming Deadlines for College Readiness Programs