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  1. Am I a First Generation Student?First Generation at St. Lawrence College logo
  2. Who is considered a Parent or Guardian?
  3. My brother and/or sister went to Post-Secondary, am I still a First Generation student?
  4. Do I need any documentation to join the First Generation program?
  5. Why should I identify as a First Generation student?
  6. How do I confirm I'm a First Generation student?
  7. Do you have any First Generation student events?
  8. I’m struggling with my studies, what can I do?
  9. Am I in the correct academic program?
  10. I’m looking for a job, can I get help narrowing down my search?
  11. I would like to learn more about First Generation Services

1. Am I a First Generation Student?

First Generation student means you are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student whose parents or guardians did not attend college, university, or an apprenticeship program.

2. Who is considered a Parent or Guardian?

Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) are individuals who are legally responsible for the care of the student.

3. My brother and/or sister went to Post-Secondary, am I still a First Generation student?

Absolutely! Being First Generation is solely based on your parent/guardian attendance to post-secondary.

4. Do I need any documentation to join the First Generation program?

No documentation required! This is a self-identification program.

5. Why should I identify as a First Generation Student?
Lots of reasons!

  • The First Generation bursary - this bursary is solely available to First Generation students
  • Fun social events - we get together as a group and have lunches, contents, and most important fun!
  • We understand your unique needs as being part of the First Generation community
  • First Generation SWAG - show your First Generation spirit with some great items sporting our First Generation logo!

6. How do I confirm I'm a First Generation Student?

It's Easy!
There are a few different ways

  1. When you applied, you checked off First Generation Student on your Ontario Colleges application
  2. You registered on our College website - if you haven't yet, register now!
  3. Email firstgeneration@sl.on.ca and let us know you're a First Generation Student

7. Do you have any First Generation Student events?

Yes! We have events throughout the school year!  Lunches, games, contests, workshops, social gatherings and more!
Check out our Events page for all the details.

8. I’m struggling with my studies, what can I do?

We offer one-on-one support to:

  • Review study/class skills
  • Life skills
  • Set goals
  • Create career/program path
  • And more!

We can also connect you with other services:

  • Counselling & AccessAbility
  • Math & Writing Centre
  • Student Success Team
  • Tutoring
  • Many more!
9. Am I in the correct academic program?

This is always a tricky question! We can come up with a plan, make sure you’re on the correct path, course, and to have supports in place for you to succeed.  We will also set goals, not only the final goal, but also all the smaller goals which help you achieve the final goal. Connect with us!

10. I’m looking for a job, can I get help narrowing down my search?

Definitely! Visit our Career Services online Job Board which shows not only student jobs on campus but also many others throughout the community.  You can tailor the job board to search for only jobs in your area and/or campus. 

11. I would like to learn more about First Generation Services

Connect with us and we will fill you in!

First Generation Team
Email: firstgeneration@sl.on.ca
Facebook Facebook: facebook.com/SLCFirstGeneration
Twitter Twitter: @1stGenSLC
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