First, you may be wondering what exactly a first-generation college student is. First-generation means that neither of your natural nor adoptive parents completed a four-year college degree.
Pre-Collegiate programs are available on all the University of Colorado campuses to high-achieving, first-generation middle school and high school students who are planning to attend college. The programs provide students with academic support and guidance for applying to college.
At CU Denver, the Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs includes four programs,
In this program, first-generation students in seventh and eighth grade who are planning to attend college get prepared to succeed in high school and beyond.
Where first-generation, high-achieving, college-bound high school students develop their academic skills for high school success and prepare for college.
The Pre-Collegiate Summer Bridge Program gives students a head start on their first year of college at CU Denver. It includes three college courses with tuition paid by the program.