First-generation Students

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Otherwise known as First-gen, a First-generation student is a student whose parents or legal guardians have not completed a bachelor's degree and the first in the family to attend a four-year college and attain a bachelor's degree.

Are you a Winthrop First-generation college student?

There are thousands of students who are first-generation college students at Winthrop University. It may be daunting to think about what it means to be the first in your family to attend college. However, there are resources, including first-gen faculty, staff, and administrators who are here to help you along the way!

First-generation students bring a multitude of strengths to Winthrop University:

  • Resiliency
  • Determination
  • Inspiration
  • Perseverance

At Winthrop University, our first-generation college students will find: Community & Sense of Belonging, Connection, & Campus Resources!