Spring 2024 graduating students may obtain a First-Generation Stole at the Cap & Gown Pick up. Please refer to the Commencement website for information on dates, times, and location for cap and gown pick up.Commencement Website
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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.
Peer Support Programs
Student Support Services