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First-Generation Student Group

Starting college as a first-generation student can feel overwhelming. Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services invites you to participate in a First-Generation Student Group. Study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, course placement, campus resources, and engagement opportunities will be discussed during the student group.

Students can drop-in during the group sessions. The sessions are a great way to connect with faculty, staff and other first-generation students.

First-Generation Student Group Dates

First-Generation Student Group sessions will be held in the Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201 on the following dates and times: 

  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Who is a First Generation Student?

Students are considered first-generation if one or both of their parents/legal guardians:

  • Did not attend a four-year college/university
  • Attempted some college, but did not complete a bachelor’s degree
  • Attended a community college, a technical school or an institution in another country
  • Did attend college, but you (the student) have lived away from them for more than half of your life
  • If you are an adult, over 20 years of age and meet one of the above examples, you are considered a first-generation student. 

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
Phone: (630) 942-2259
Email: Ask a counselor or program advisor a quick question
  • Main Campus Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • COD Centers Hours

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