The Probability Of First-Generation College Students

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The outcome/probability of any student graduating from school/college is tied directly to their parents’ educational level. Students whose parents did not attain a higher education are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to preparing the transition from high school to college. goes on to talk about how first-generation college students (FGS) struggle both emotionally and physically towards the adjustment to college since their parents were unable to persuade a higher education. Ramos-Sánchez explains that due to that lack of knowledge/familiarity with college, FGS parents’ are unable to assist or give any advice to morally support their children in the obstacles they face daily. Unfortunately, the role of parents in the college education …show more content…
talk about how CGS receive more guidance and advice than FGS do, therefore better preparing them to succeed in college. This advice/guidance includes the available resources in the institution to take advantage of, the types of classes to choose, and the study skills that more effectively use. Grayson explains that CGS have a greater advantage over FGS, since CGS has someone to guide them through college, making it easier for CGS to adjust to a new atmosphere/environment. He shows a comparison between FGS and CGS; continual-first generation students are more capable and confident of performing academically since they have parents who attended college already. Therefore, their attitudes towards performing tasks are more positive and confident because they are well-aware of available resources surrounding them. On the other hand, FGSs struggle because they have trouble adjusting to the college setting, ignore available resources provided by their institution, are financially challenged, have low confidence due to them not being actively nor academically involved, and most important they are unaware of what the future holds for …show more content…
This will not only help them pay for their tuition but also will allow FGS more time to study and do class work. For FGS and many other students obtaining funds to support their education can be very difficult especially if it is a FGS, for the reason that they have no means in income and are force to work in order to continue going to college. Consequently, students are often too busy working to pay for their college tuition and support their family. discuses the main reason why FGS students fail in the first year of college. Mehta explains that FGS become overwhelm when As a result, instead of FGS focusing in school they focus more on paying off their tuition, consequently they get less time to do homework, study, and sleep, which leads to bad grades and soon dropping out of college. College as a whole requires a large amount of time spent in classrooms and academic activities, and less time at work trying to cover the cost of college. A job not only takes away time from school relative activities but also face the challenge of making room in the class schedule to work. This is why financial aid should be more accessible to students who are unaware and uninformed of the financial aid

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