At SSO, we proudly serve first-generation undergraduate and graduate students as students whose parents or guardians have not received a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Some first-generation college students may have siblings who have completed a bachelor’s degree.
Meet some of the members of our first-gen community. If you’re interested in being featured, please contact The Outreach Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to get ahead of the bulk of admissions applications, apply early.
The regular admission deadline is the latest you'll want to apply for a fall start.
Don't wait! Applications for financial aid are accepted starting early October for the following year.
You'll need your W-2 (wages) and 1098-T (tuition expenses) from SUOnline.
This can vary depending on the scholarship, but be on the lookout in Spring.
Many scholarships that are awarded next year are due around this time.
Be prepared to pay for books if delayed, tuition will automatically be deducted.
Set expectations for communication, academics and define success.
Fall: September 20, Winter: December 20, Spring: March 20, Summer: June 20.
Feelings might relate to family, longing for community and questioning ability or purpose.
Check SUOnline for individual registration times. Priority based on credits completed.
Undergraduate regalia (cap, gown and tassel) can cost more than $60.
Learn more about Seattle U’s "I’m First-Gen" Campaign to bring visibility to staff, faculty, and students who identify as First-Generation college students.
If you are looking for the opportunity to build your writing skills and contribute a scholarly or creative piece about your experience as a first-generation college student, learn more about Imprint, Seattle U’s First-Gen publication.