A first-gen student and part of CU Denver’s UHL program, Ana Fuentes Romero went through big changes when she went from a small high school to a college campus. As she learned to ask for help, the transition became much easier.
The 24th Annual National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research was held in March at the University of Maryland. Seven CU Denver McNair Scholars participated and were able to represent our university!
Are you a first-generation student attending CU Denver—or maybe just starting to think about it? Pre-Collegiate Scholars Coordinator Norma Marquez shares how her experience with TRIO positively impacted her educational journey.
You never know where life might take you, but isn't it fun just to play along? As long as you do it for the journey, you'll find adventure in it! Shelby Edwards recalls how she found herself back at Auraria and CU Denver after a sequence of events.
You may be wondering what exactly a first-generation college student is. First-generation means that neither of your biological nor adoptive parents completed a four-year college degree.
There are many opportunities available
to help first-generation students have a successful college experience.
We're here to provide you with the tools you need to take advantage of
those opportunities, excel in the classroom, transition to college,
succeed once you get to campus, and graduate on time.
The academy provides newly admitted first-year first-generation students who will start in the fall semester the opportunity to enroll in four credit hours over the summer.
We provide comprehensive support, increased access to opportunities, and financial stability to help first-gen and diverse students on their path to degree completion.
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