My story as a first-generation student begins long before ASU Online was a thought in my mind. Enrolling at a university was already a huge achievement for me because I had many struggles early on.
Not only am I a first-generation college student, but neither of my parents nor anyone before them finished high school. I feel that ASU Online provided me with the tools to form relationships with other students who have similar academic and family backgrounds.
ASU Online student support: From application and beyond
I'm glad I was able to ask a lot of questions during my initial application process because I had no idea how to be successful in the classroom while juggling my everyday life. I couldn’t ask my family for tips because they've not been in college, so I relied on my success coaches, peers at work and other students.
It was not all a struggle, though. I did have scholarship opportunities that were specifically for first-generation students, and I recommend that anyone who can take advantage of these opportunities to do so.