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First Generation Students

Check out the information below about First Generation Students.

Who is Considered First-Generation at UC San Diego?

UC San Diego defines first-generation college students as students with neither parent having a four-year college degree

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UC San Diego has several campus-wide resources for first-generation students that we encourage you to take a look at:

  • Student Retention and Success
  • Triton Firsts engages first-generation professors, lecturers, researchers, staff, graduate students, and alumni at UC San Diego to inspire and equip first-generation students to excel during their undergraduate journeys. Any additional info to pull from Triton Firsts?
  • Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative, a campus-wide program designed to reflect and serve California’s fastest growing demographic.
  • 2Excel and 2Connect- Second-year students support programs offering community, advising, and other resources to help you deal with second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

Academic Resources:

The University of California system also has information and resources available.

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