Closing the gap for first-generation students
Many high-school seniors this month are learning the status of their college applications. Was I accepted? Will I fit in? Will I succeed? For some, the news will end months of anxiety; but for many students who are the first in their families to go to college, the next step will feel equally daunting. I know because I was once one of them.
Originally published: April 16, 2017
Author: Kathleen McCartney
Institution: Smith College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed