Plan for College

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. High School Checklists to Stay on Track Believe it or not, you’re probably doing something to prepare yourself for college each and every day you attend high school!...

Apply to College

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. The Basics of Applying to College Applying to college is a process that involves a lot of steps, each of which must be completed by a specific deadline. You should apply to...

Welcome to I'm First

Dear Friends, I’m excited to welcome you to I’m First. From our student bloggers to countless conversations with colleagues and partners who themselves are first-generation colleges graduates, one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in the six years...

A Message from CSO's Executive Director

Center for Student Opportunity’s Executive Director Matt Rubinoff takes a moment toreflect on the first six years of CSO, thank all those who support the organization, and ask for donations in the spirit of the holidays. Please donate to Center for Student...

Introducing College Class of 2015 Bloggers!

We’ve added 10 fresh(men) faces to the blog for the new school year—all beat the odds to become the first in their family to attend college and began their first semesters this fall! They join our original 20 student bloggers, now college sophomores and juniors,...