Empowered by Perspective: Top Tips for Minority and First-Gen College Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Stanford University

For minority, first-generation, and low-income students, preparing for college can be daunting. But this advice from their peers can help! read more

College Search Help for Disadvantaged Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Stanford University

For low-income, first-gen, or otherwise disadvantaged students, the college search can be even harder. Luckily, there's also lots of help. read more

Overcoming Undermatching: Heartfelt Advice for High School Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Harvard University

Undermatching is when qualified students don't apply to (or attend) selective colleges that might fit them. These tips can help them overcome the undermatching "disease." read more

Help for Underserved Students: Taking Advantage of College Support Programs

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

A senior at California State University, Northridge, describes her experience participating in academic support programs for low-income, educationally disadvantaged, and first-generation students. read more

Common Denominators: College Success Factors Among Minority and First-Generation Students

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Director of Operations, The Choice Program, The Shriver Center of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

College is tough. For students without adequate support systems in place, it can be even tougher, particularly amongst first-generation and multicultural students. Here, one education advocate explores how to make it easier. read more

Working with First-Generation College Applicants - Part II

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Moving on from high school may be overwhelming for first-generation college applicants, but you can help keep them on track and transition to college life. read more

Working with First-Generation College Applicants - Part I

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

As a college counselor, you can help first-generation college applicants get into the best schools for their social, academic, and professional goals. read more