First Generation Student Resources

The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) is committed to supporting the success of first-generation students as they transition into and proceed through the University of Georgia. The DAE works with a variety of campus partners including: Division of Student Affairs, Office of Institutional Diversity, Academic Advising Services, the Graduate School, and others to support the overall success of first-generation students. With these partners, we plan events each year on November 8th in honor of the National First-Generation College Celebration day.


If you are a first-generation student at the University of Georgia, there are several resources for you. The DAE offers a course entitled UNIV 2900: Academic Success for First Generation Students. Another program in the Office of Instruction, called 1st at the First provides a handbook resource (PDF) for first-generation students. The handbook is also available in English, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese for students’ families and supporters. Incoming first-year UGA students can also apply for our Early Start | Early Success Program, an opportunity for incoming first-generation students to start their college career early by attending Thrive at Georgia and matriculating into TRIO Student Support Services.


The University of Georgia was recently named to the inaugural First Forward cohort by NASPA and The Suder Foundation. This designation recognizes institutions of higher education committed to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.


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If you have questions about these resources, please contact Amy Warrington at  or 706-583-0724.