First-generation PSE students need to be aware of targeted supports

June 21, 2016

While many first-generation students are able to make a seamless transition into postsecondary studies, others experience much more difficulty, reports the Toronto Sun. “They don’t know what they don’t know,” says McMaster University’s Manager of Student Development Jeremy Sandor. “Oftentimes, they don’t know the questions they should be asking in order to feel adequately supported.” Citing Statistics Canada, the article notes that students who have at least one parent with PSE experience are still much more likely to graduate than those who do not, which makes accessing specialized resources all the more significant. Toronto Sun