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First-Generation College Students

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Welcome Chapman University First-Gen Panthers! First-Generation Programs supports the academic, social and professional development of first-generation college students. We serve as a resource for first-generation undergraduate students and their families. 


A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that you are the first person in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree. Being first-generation is a very proud accomplishment and we are here to support your success. 

First-Generation Programs are open to all first-generation students at any time. 


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For general questions regarding first-generation student resources, please contact First-Generation Programs.

A First-Gen Forward Institution

The Promising Futures is proud to be recognized as a First-Gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and the Suder Foundation.
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