Do you expect to be the first person in your family to get a college degree? If so, you’re a first-generation college student.
In this series, I'm profiling schools that go the extra mile for their first-generation students. If you know of a school that fits this description, email me at INblog@review.com!
You can check out previous school profiles here:
- University of Texas at Austin
- Bates College
- Syracuse University
- Lafayette College
- University of Texas at El Paso
This week’s school is University of California—San Diego.
UC—San Diego offers a unique program. It pairs first-gen students with retired professors who can offer advice on topics that would most likely be unfamiliar to their folks back home. For example:
- How do I know if I’ve chosen the right major?
- What do college professors expect from students?
- What is an a cappella group and why do people play squash instead of eat it here?
While a freshman student and a retired professor might make an unlikely pair, the program has been very popular and it may be expanded to other schools in the UC system.
A recent article on the Chronicle of Higher Education has more details on the program. Check it out here.