Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00p.m. EST

Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour. On the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm EST, we’re inviting first-generation college students, those who aspire to be, and everyone who cares about first-gens to meet us on Twitter to ask questions and share answers on important topics using hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.

This month, we’ll continue our focus on beginning the college journey and helping first-gen students proudly proclaim, “I’m College Bound,” by learning about some key parts of the college application process. For high school students, this will include tips and advice straight from colleges about how to make the most of completing your college application process!


This #FirstGenOfficeHour will be co-hosted by the following College Partners:

1. Boston University: @ASDBBU
2. College of Charleston: @CofC
3. Colorado College: @ccadmit
4. Emory University: @EmoryAdmission
5. Hamilton College: @HamiltonAdmssn
6. Hanover College: @HC_Admissions
7. Holy Cross College: @HolyCrossND
8. Lafayette College: @k_zerbe
9. Lycoming College: @LycomingCollege
10. MacMurray College: @Mac_Admissions
11. Manhattan College: @Admissions_MC
12. Maryville College: @MCScotsADM
13. North Carolina State University: @applyncstate
14. North Park University: @NPU
15. Ohio University: @ohiouadmissions
16. Princeton University: @Princeton
17. Quinnipiac University: @QU_Admissions
18. Soka University of America: @SokaAdmissions
19. Spring Hill College: @shc_admissions
20. Susquehanna University: @susquadmissions
21. Swarthmore College: @swatadmissions
22. Trinity Washington University: @TrinityDC
23. University of Florida: @FOSatUF
24. University of Jamestown: @FutureJimmies
25. University of Rochester: @URAdmissions
26. University of San Diego: @USDAdmission
27. Westfield State University: @WSUAdmission
28. Whitman College: @whitmanadmit
29. Willamette University: @wuadmit

Also, Our staff,  first-gen student bloggers, first-generation college-bound students, their parents, counselors, college access providers, and mentors, and colleges can participate as well!


October 2, 2014, 7:00pm EST

How to Participate

On October 2nd at 7pm EST, log on to Twitter and follow @ImFirstGen and hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour! To ask a question or share an answer, add #FirstGenOfficeHour to your tweet!


Guiding Questions

Q1. How early/late is too early/late to submit college applications?

Q2. Is it okay to recycle or reuse essays for several college applications? Can admission officers tell?

Q3. What’s the difference between early action, early decision and regular decision? Do any of those have advantages?

Q4. I don’t have the best test scores or a ton of extracurricular activities. How much will that play into my application?

Q5. What are the Top 3 things in a a college application that helps it stand out to an admission officer?

Q.6 How important is it for a student to tell whether they are a #firstgen student in their application?

Q7. Do admission officer really read all of the essays? How can a student make their essay stand out in the crowd?

Q8. A student has an interesting background but is hesitant to write about it in personal statement. What should they do?

Q9. What are the main components to the college application?


Share This! 

Follow @ImFirstGen and help us promote the Twitter Office Hour using the following sample tweets:

@ImFirstGen is hosting #FirstGenOfficeHour starting Thurs, Oct. 2 at 7pm EST! Be sure to join us!

Are you #firstgen and planning for college? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs, Oct. 2 at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour

#firstgen college student or care about them? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs, Oct. 2 at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour