Thursday, September 4th 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 what to look for in a College.

For high school students, that means sharing tips and advice on how to evaluate a school and make an informed decision on if the college is a good fit for you!


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


September 4, 2014, 7:00pm EST

How to Participate

On September 4th 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. I’m a #firstgen college-bound student. How should I start building my college list?

Q2. As a student, when comparing my GPA, SAT and ACT averages to a school’s average, how close to the median do I need to be for each?

Q3. How can a low-income student learn if a school is financially supportive to in award packages?

Q4. Are all public colleges more affordable than private colleges?

Q5. Supporters, how can a student use the average loan debt statistic of a college to make a more informed decision?

Q6. As a #firstgen student, I want to know if students are successful at a given institution, how do I do that?

Q7. What supports should an institution offer for #firstgen students, like myself?

Q8. Send your own questions to @ImFirstGen and add hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour


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

@ImFirstGen is hosting #FirstGenOfficeHour starting Thurs, Sept 4 at 7pm EST! Be sure to join us!

Are you #firstgen and planning for college? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs, Sept 4 at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour!

#firstgen college student or care about them? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs, Sept 4 at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour!