Latest First-Gen Updates
- Do you have academic advising questions? Email [email protected]
- Student Awardees & Honorable Mentions - National Scholarships
See some of SDSU’s First-Gen Student achievements
- Graduate School Bound?
Visit Pre-Graduate School resources
- First-Gen Transfer Students
Connect with other transfer students via TSOA!
- First-Gen Weber Honors College Students
Learn more about the benefits and how to join
- 5 Things All First-Gen College Students Should Know
Being the first in your family to pursue higher education can be daunting. Read about some encouraging advice!
- National First-Gen Resources
Read some helpful tips on how to navigate your academic journey
First-Generation Student Success
FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS AT SDSU
Faculty Advancement and Student Success at San Diego State University welcomes you to our community!
SDSU adopted the Chancellor's Office first generation dimension which includes both "some college" and "no college." We recognize that there are many definitions of first-generation college students such as being the first in your family to graduate from a 4-year institution in the U.S. We welcome all first-generation college students! According to the Cal State University 2021 Fact Book, nearly one-third of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college.
First-generation students bring a multitude of strengths to SDSU. They bring their creativity, resilienc, perserverance, and inspiration. They also bring to SDSU their committment to family, community, and their multiculturalism and bilingualism/multilingualism.
We understand that being the first in your family to attend college or graduate school may come with unique challenges. To help students in their transition, our Student Success Office is committed to providing SDSU first-gen students a connection to:
- Community: Meet peers that share the same goals, have similar experiences, and are also breaking academic and social boundaries.
- Campus resources
- Resources and advice for future graduate school planning
- Resources to identify faculty mentored opportunities
Congratulations fall 2021 first-gen students and welcome to SDSU! We look forward
to meeting you at our community meetings!
Current SDSU Student and Need immediate help? Contact our Student Success Help Desk
| Faculty Advancement and Student Success | SDSU Student Success Office today!
Brenda Diaz, Student Success - Academic Advisor
Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean, Student Success