Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour! On Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7pm 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 our hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.

December is here and time is ticking for completing your college applications. This month, we’ll be focusing on how you can make sure your applications are in tip-top shape before you click ‘Submit’! 


Our staff, first-gen student bloggers, first-generation college-bound students, their parents, counselors, college access providers, and mentors, and colleges.

Below are our awesome College Partner, CBO and student blogger co-hosts for this event:

1. William Patch, Manchester University

2. Nicole Lentine, Champlain College

3. Suzette Degrange, University of San Francisco

4. Everett Nelor, Occidental College

5. Robert Moranetz, The University of Illinois at Chicago

6.Terron Phillips, Holy Cross College

7. Kanicka Ingram, Quinnipiac University

8. I’m First! student bloggers


Thursday, December 3rd  2015 7:00pm EST

How to Participate

Log on to Twitter and follow @ImFirstGen and hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour! To ask a question or share an answer, add #FirstGenOfficeHour to your tweet!

Twitter Chat Questions

Q1. What makes an application complete? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q2. What are the key parts of an application that students need to make sure they have together? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q3. What are application fees? If a student can’t afford it, do they have other ways to pay? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q4. What are some common mistakes you see students make in completing their applications? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q5. How much do incomplete applications hurt a student? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q6. Admission officers, what do you see when submitting applications that you want to warn students about? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q7. Once applications are submitted, what should students do next? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q8. When communicating with schools about submitted applications, is email or phone better? Why or why not? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q9. How will students receive correspondence about the status of their application? What should they check regularly? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q10. What are 2-3 things you stress to your students when they are completing their college applications? #FirstGenOfficeHour