Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

First Generation

Are you a First-Generation student?  Meaning, are you the first person in your immediate family to attend college?  Let us provide some information and resources to assist you in your Michigan Tech journey.

Obstacles that can face a First-Generation Student:

  • Lack of knowledge about college
  • Pressure of family expectations
  • Lack of family support leading to low academic self-esteem
  • Difficulty adjusting to college life
  • Financial Challenges

Advice:

  • ASK QUESTIONS
  • Classes should be your first priority
  • Attend all classes
  • Study twice as much as you think you should study
  • Take good notes

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