Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour. On Thursday, March 5th 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.

This month, we’ll continue our focus on preparing you for the college application process by talking fly-in programs, pre-college programs and summer enrichment opportunities! 


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 co-hosts for this event:

1. North Carolina State University

2. College of Charleston

3. Lafayette College

4. Colby College

5. Hamilton College


Thursday, March 5th, 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 are fly-in programs, summer enrichment programs and pre-college programs? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q2. Why should students be interested in applying to these programs? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q3. How does a student apply to a fly-in or pre-college program? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q4. Like colleges, are there application fees or costs to attend ? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q5. Is there an application process to be accepted or selected for these programs? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q6. A student wants to apply to a pre-college program at a school but does not plan to apply there. Is that possible? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q7. How are these programs getting parents/guardians involved with their children? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q8. What would be more helpful for a student; working during the summer or participating in a summer program at a college? And why? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q9. Are there programs specific to first-gen, minority and low-income students?

Q10. Is participation in these types of problems something that will look good on a resume or activities list? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q11. How can students be made aware of these cool opportunities on college campuses? #FirstGenOfficeHour


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